Complaints about The Colbert Show

Outline Editorial filed this request with the Federal Communications Commission of the United States of America.


From: Outline Editorial

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I'm a reporter with The Outline, a nonpartisan news site based in NYC. I hereby request the following records:

Any FCC complaints pertaining to The “Late Show” with Stephen Colbert from September 8, 2015 to present.

According to news reports, there have been at least some complaints made to the FCC about the show:

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Adrianne Jeffries
Managing editor, The Outline


This message is to confirm your request submission to the FOIAonline application: View Request. Request information is as follows: (
* Tracking Number: FCC-2017-000645
* Requester Name: Adrianne Jeffries
* Date Submitted: 05/19/2017
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description: Any FCC complaints pertaining to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert from September 8, 2015 to present.

From: Arthur Scrutchins

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