April 24th, 2008
12:00 PM ET
10 years ago

Jon Stewart lines up Reid, Carter, Dean, and Gingrich

(CNN) - Jon Stewart will take on four political heavyweights over the next month, Comedy Central announced Thursday.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Former President Jimmy Carter, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are all scheduled to make appearances on "The Daily Show."

The appearances will be Reid's first, Carter's second, Gingrich's third, and Dean's fourth.

soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. Bridgette

    You actually do get real versions of the news and it actually show how stupid the media really is. I love the mockery of the media. I think the only serious news show on cable television is the Keith Olberman show. I am sure CNN won't post this. But his show is actually fair and balanced (ha-ha).

    April 24, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  2. Lonny, Seattle


    Republicans don't go on the show often because he brings up the truth about them that they don't want people to know about.

    I'm sure Jon invites many, many more that say no because they don't want the media spotlight on them.

    April 24, 2008 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |

    Better Jon Stewart than George or Charles. I suspect the heavyweights will receive a better opportunity to answer substantive questions than did Clinton or Obama in the last presidential debate.

    April 24, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  4. Lonny, Seattle

    Keith Olberman's show "Countdown" is more like "An hour with Obama"

    But i watch it religiously, he is pretty dam funny 🙂

    April 24, 2008 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  5. get real

    I have a question for all Obama supporters. If Obama is the great uniter and cares about all the people, then why can't black kids in Chicago go to school without being shot?

    CNN, before this election started, this was a big news story.

    I think it is ironic that black people vote for Obama 90%, but he cannot unite black people in Chicago to put down their guns and end gang violence so kids can ride the bus or walk to school. He doesn't show up to the state of the black nation with Tavis Smiley, but Hillary did. He was the only candidate for President that did not go to Memphis for Martin Luther King's birthday.

    Talk about a politician that will do or say anthing to be president. He is only black when he is campaning in the south, and the rest of the time he stays as far away from blacks as possible.

    Politics of Change, I think not. Do or say anything to be President, priceless.

    Hillary 08

    April 24, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  6. we wanh hillary, not mccain...screw him.

    Obviously, this is the show that matters most to voters. When I'm old enough to vote, I will vote for the best candidate.

    April 24, 2008 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  7. joyce


    April 24, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  8. Peter

    I understand that Stewart will have Reid, Carter, Dean, and Gingrich, but who are the four heavyweights?

    April 24, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  9. Rohit

    And he will not ask them any relevant questions so ... I will probably end up watching re-runs of The Simpsons anyway.

    April 24, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  10. Mike

    stewart is just a tad behind looking like Carville, the mutant monkey faced nerd.

    April 24, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  11. jr.

    Dear Americans : Everyone one knew who was still running for President in Florida and Michigan no one had mention of dropping out, that is just an excuse to be able to keep Mrs. Hillary Clinton from getting credit of winning both states. How dare the democrat party is trying to keep all dose millions of people votes from counting. That is against the constitution of America. All Americans have the right to vote. A few people can’t cut deals to keep millions of Americans votes from counting. If the Democrat people wouldn’t voted another election would had to take place and that would had cost more peoples tax money. Mr. Dean you don’t know what you are doing.

    April 24, 2008 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  12. Dan

    I am still holding out for Rev Wright to appear.
    Tick Tock

    April 24, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  13. Darth Vadik, CA

    If there ever was a human form for the slush and the goo in the sewers, it would look like and be Newt .

    April 24, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  14. Jim in Florida

    Another example of exactly how shallow we have become as a nation. The pending affirmative action nomination of Obama is another.

    April 24, 2008 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  15. Justin

    I love how they have time to come on the Daily Show, but do nothing in the government.

    April 24, 2008 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  16. nkc46

    stetwart and colbert have disapointed me in their election coverageso far.
    The shows have been funny but their pro-obama leanings leave a bad taste in the mouth. they paint any criticisim of obama as absurd. The way they present john mccain is almost exclusively as an old man. They also present his 100 year war remarks without balancing it with what mccain actually meant. i.e that a us presence may be needed for a long time.like in korea and germany to act as a stabilizing influence.
    I just want everyone to get satirized fairly and not have stewart/colberts political views forced down my throat like they were gospel never to be questioned

    April 24, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  17. dorothy

    I think this is Great, to hear someone elses point of view, and not the same old Rhetoric. Who knows maybe this thing will end before July 1st or on June 3, 2008. Because it is time to move on and prepared for November.

    Jim & Dorothy

    April 24, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  18. Obama 08

    The Young & Educated for Obama April 24th, 2008 12:39 pm ET wrote

    "'Gingrich' sounds like a medically terminal diagnosis!"


    April 24, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  19. Linda. Boston, MA

    "How dare the democrat party is trying to keep all dose millions of people votes from counting. That is against the constitution of America. All Americans have the right to vote."

    Funny, I didn't hear any Clinton supporters complain when she kept suggesting that pledged delegates can vote however they want. Because if PLEDGED delegates don't vote according to their constituencies, then all those votes that you think are so precious don't mean anything!!!! If the pledged delegates do not represent the will of the people, then the people have no voice. So where was your outrage then? Hillary wants "all votes to count".... unless those votes aren't for her, in which case she wants the delegates to vote differently. Let's be clear, Hillary only cares about what benefits her, and to the extent that she can disguise that as being a genuine concern for the people she will. But make no mistake, it's always about her.

    April 24, 2008 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  20. Jeff Broihier

    I'd just like Newt Gingrich to always be introduced as "the disgraced former Speaker of the House".

    April 24, 2008 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  21. Gretchen - NC

    "How dare the democrat party is trying to keep all dose millions of people votes from counting. That is against the constitution of America. All Americans have the right to vote."

    Please direct me to the part of the US Constitution that guarantees Americans the right to vote in Presidential primaries. Look – states were told in no uncertain terms, "If you move up your primary, you will lose your convention delegates." They moved up the primaries. They lost their delegates. And now they want to complain that their rights have been violated? No way.

    "...Affirmative action was never meant to include the White House."

    Ouch. Wow. Why does an exceptional man stop being exceptional simply because his father was black? Is his skin color really the only reason you can come up with for Obama's success? Isn't there just the teensiest chance that it has more to do with his being driven and eloquent and uncompromisingly principled and unbelievably ambitious?

    April 24, 2008 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  22. How strange

    will it be to hear Jimmy Carter on this show? It's obvious this former President has lost support from about 90% of everyone, and he's going to try to be serious on a fake news show about defending his latest trip...

    April 24, 2008 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  23. Kel from Auburn, AL

    Go, Jon!

    Stewart can hold his own with these politicans, man. Anybody else remember when he tore the now-former hosts of Crossfire a new one? That was hilarious.

    Next month should be rich.


    April 24, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  24. get a clue

    woohoo.....get a clue what state ruth is from before you judge she does not know anything....perhaps you need to learn the abreviations for the states of the country that you live in before you decide who to vote for

    April 24, 2008 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  25. Matthew, Philadelphia, PA

    As I Democrat I say this:

    Reid: No better than Mitch McConnell or Bill Frist. Along with Nancy Pelosi, he is presiding over yet another do nothing Congress. Also has absolutely no backbone. Will follow in Tom Daschle's footsteps.

    Carter: If there is such a thing as retroactive impeachment, it should apply for his recent discussions with the terrorist organzation Hamas. He is a national disgrace for lending the credibility of a former president to their "cause" (which is how it is being spun over there you can be sure).

    Dean: A waste as chair of the DNC. He has shown ZERO leadership in the fiasco that has transpired in Michigan and Florida. As a result, millions of voters are being disenfranchised. Hopefully he loses his job soon. He's only there to appease the left wing of the party who got their panties in a bunch when Kerry (another loser) got the nomination over Dean back in 2004.

    Gingrich: Is he even still relevant? Definition of a hyopcrite for having an affair while serving as Speaker of the House (while simultaneously condemning Clinton during impeachment proceedings).

    April 24, 2008 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
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