Comedian and political satirist Stephen Colbert has been known to challenge members of the Harvard faculty. Professors including Steven A. Pinker, Stephen J. Greenblatt, and Michael J. Sandel have engaged Colbert in the typical comedic back-and-forth on his show, "The Colbert Report." But tonight he takes on a new challenge in the form of their boss—University President Drew G. Faust.

Faust will take center stage on the program to promote the television premier of "Death and the Civil War," a PBS documentary by renowned filmmaker Ric Burns based on her book entitled "The Republic of Suffering." Faust has been traveling for several days to promote the film.

Tune in tonight at 11:30 p.m. to catch Faust and Colbert. The documentary airs tomorrow at 8 p.m.