The Tragic Plane Crash That Changed Stephen Colbert

Season 2 Episode 202
Aired on 09/30/2012 | CC
When he was 10 years old, Stephen Colbert suffered an unimaginable loss. His father, James, and two older brothers, 18-year-old Paul and 15-year-old Peter, were killed when Eastern Airlines Flight 212 crashed in a North Carolina cornfield. Watch as Stephen reveals how this tragedy helped make him the man he is today—and shares what brings him pure joy.