July 16th, 2014
05:37 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Clinton tells 'Daily Show' she wants office with 'fewer corners,' talks Mideast peace

Washington (CNN) - When Jon Stewart gave Hillary Clinton a career aptitude test on the 'Daily Show' Tuesday night, her answers alluded to a presidential bid - and she touched on the disintegration of a Middle East cease-fire she negotiated two years ago.

The former Secretary of State, Senator, First Lady and Cabinet member told the Comedy Central host that she wants a home office.

"Do you have a favorite shape for that home office? Would you like it to have corners?" he asked her.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Israel • Jon Stewart • Middle East • Palestine • Presidential Candidates
Clinton to make third appearance on "The Daily Show'
July 14th, 2014
03:16 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Clinton to make third appearance on "The Daily Show'

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton will sit down Tuesday with "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart.

Comedy Central announced Clinton's appearance on Monday. It will be her third time on the program and her first since 2008, as she was campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination against then-Sen. Barack Obama.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Jon Stewart
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio chews the fat – and pizza - on "The Daily Show"
February 4th, 2014
08:54 AM ET
6 months ago

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio chews the fat – and pizza - on "The Daily Show"

(CNN) - New York City's new mayor has shoveled snow in Brooklyn and disrupted the city's pizza traditions. But Monday night Bill de Blasio marked another important milestone by appearing on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

The Democratic mayor stopped by Jon Stewart's set for a mostly lighthearted discussion, but the two also covered controversial issues from the mayoral campaign, from horse-drawn carriages to stop-and-frisk.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • Jon Stewart • Michael Bloomberg • New York
Stewart to Sebelius on health care law “Am I a stupid man?”
October 8th, 2013
01:27 AM ET
10 months ago

Stewart to Sebelius on health care law “Am I a stupid man?”

(CNN) - "The Daily Show" took a more serious turn Monday night when host Jon Stewart introduced his guest for the evening, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Sebelius, who has been on a media blitz in recent weeks as the health care exchanges for the Affordable Care Act opened for business on October 1st, has appeared on multiple networks to promote the new law and to attempt to temper criticism of its rollout.

As the secretary sat down to begin the segment, Stewart opened a laptop on his desk. “I’m going to attempt to download every movie ever made, and you’re going to try to sign up for Obamacare, and we’ll see which happens first.”
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Filed under: Health care • Jon Stewart • Kathleen Sebelius
October 18th, 2012
06:20 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama talks Libya on 'Daily Show'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his administration's handling of the Libya consulate attack, telling Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" that he will ultimately fix any problems involving security for diplomatic posts.

"The government is a big operation and any given time, something screws up," he said in the interview to air Thursday night. "And you make sure that you find out what's broken and you fix it."
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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Stewart • Libya • President Obama
October 6th, 2012
11:03 PM ET
2 years ago

O’Reilly, Stewart ‘Rumble’ no average debate

Washington (CNN) – Saturday’s debate between conservative commentator Bill O’Reilly and liberal funnyman Jon Stewart was nothing like the televised presidential debates: After all, the prize for winning was a wrestling belt.

But nonetheless, the two television personalities stood behind lecterns and took their chances at questions from the moderator and audience.
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Filed under: 2012 • Fox News • Jon Stewart
In Depth: Where money and politics collide
January 23rd, 2012
07:29 AM ET
3 years ago

In Depth: Where money and politics collide

Editor's note: Mark Whitaker is executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Worldwide. He is responsible for leading editorial coverage across CNN's multiple platforms and directing the overall approach, tone and scope of CNN's reporting.

(CNN) – You know that a news story has broken through, as we like to say in the journalism business, when Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart start playing it for laughs. In the last few weeks, the dynamic duo of Comedy Central has had a field day with the subject of super PACs, those fundraising machines that can raise unlimited donations to fund political ads, provided that they are not officially affiliated with a specific candidate.

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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Jon Stewart • Karl Rove • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Stephen Colbert
Jon Stewart defends controversial book about Obamas
January 17th, 2012
05:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Jon Stewart defends controversial book about Obamas

Washington (CNN) - If you think the more than weeklong controversy over a new book about the first couple had died down, well, you'd be wrong.

"Daily Show" host Jon Stewart joined the fray on his program Monday night.

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Filed under: 2012 • Jon Stewart • Michelle Obama • President Obama
Jon Stewart and Fox News anchor go head to head
June 19th, 2011
03:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Jon Stewart and Fox News anchor go head to head

(CNN) – Comedian Jon Stewart sparred with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace over media bias Sunday and argued that "the bias of the mainstream media is toward sensationalism, conflict and laziness," instead of a liberal agenda.

When challenged on how he develops his stinging – and persistent – satiric critiques of Fox, Stewart joked, "It's actually quite easy when you feel it. You got to feel it in your soul, you know?"
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Filed under: Fox News • Jon Stewart
Media Analysis: Murrow didn't do fart jokes: Why Jon Stewart is not America's next great journalist, and that's okay
December 27th, 2010
04:31 PM ET
4 years ago

Media Analysis: Murrow didn't do fart jokes: Why Jon Stewart is not America's next great journalist, and that's okay

(CNN)–What is Jon Stewart? A lot was made of the "Daily Show" host after his D.C. rally, which got major national attention and saw hundreds of thousands of fans in attendance. Recently Stewart took up the cause of the 9/11 first responders, called out the Senators holding up the health care bill and held a powerful panel of first responders to talk about the issue. Late last week, it passed.

Today the New York Times (as well as NPR) profiled Stewart and his successful 9/11 first responder efforts, with the NYT saying it had "echoes of Murrow" – referring to legendary news anchor Edward R. Murrow. Stewart is an extremely influential member of the media. But he is not like Murrow – or even a journalist.
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