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March 2, 2004 | David Bauder, Associated Press
Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, Dan Rather ... and Jon Stewart? Readers over 30 might scoff at Stewart's inclusion, assuming they know who he is. For many under 30, the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" is an important news source. A poll released this year by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found that 21% of people ages 18 to 29 cited "The Daily Show" and "Saturday Night Live" as sources of presidential campaign news.
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March 14, 2009 | Robert Lloyd, Television Critic
The "weeklong feud of the century" reached its climax Thursday night as Jon Stewart welcomed freshly minted nemesis Jim Cramer to "The Daily Show." Cramer, who hosts the CNBC show "Mad Money," had figured heavily in a "Daily Show" piece highlighting that network's poor track record on the financial apocalypse, an attack originally inspired by reporter Rick Santelli's diatribe against over-leveraged homeowners.
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August 27, 2005 | From Reuters
"The Daily Show," comedian Jon Stewart's popular deconstruction of U.S. nightly newscasts, has struck its first full-scale overseas syndication deal with United Kingdom broadcaster Channel 4. Stewart and his team of fake news correspondents will be a cornerstone of Channel 4's new digital channel More4.
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March 14, 2009 | Matea Gold
The verdict from critics Friday was quick and unsparing: Comedian Jon Stewart trounced CNBC pundit Jim Cramer in their televised encounter Thursday night. Forgoing his typically caustic humor, a serious and at times angry Stewart eviscerated Cramer for jocularly discussing how to manipulate the stock market and slammed CNBC as an ineffective watchdog of Wall Street.
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August 7, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Four presidential candidates are lined up to visit Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" over the next three weeks as Comedy Central's satirical news review ramps up its "Indecision 2008" coverage. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Delaware Democrat, is first up this Wednesday. Biden appeared on "The Daily Show" last winter on the day he announced his candidacy. Republican Sen. John McCain makes his 10th appearance on Aug. 16, followed by another Republican, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, on Aug.
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October 19, 2007
Stewart stays: Comedy Central has signed Jon Stewart to continue hosting "The Daily Show" through 2010.
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September 29, 2004 | From Associated Press
The folks at Comedy Central were annoyed when Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly kept referring to "The Daily Show" audience as "stoned slackers." So they did a little research. And guess whose audience is more educated? Viewers of Jon Stewart's show are more likely to have completed four years of college than people who watch "The O'Reilly Factor," according to Nielsen Media Research. O'Reilly's teasing came when Stewart appeared on his show this month.
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March 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Comedy Central is reaping some modest rewards from Jon Stewart's exposure as host of the Academy Awards. Viewership for "The Daily Show" averaged 1.6 million for the six episodes after Stewart's March 5 Oscar gig. The show had been averaging 1.5 million viewers each night before the awards, according to Nielsen Media Research. "He's sort of elevated," said Doug Herzog, Comedy Central president, "and by association we are as well."
BUSINESS
March 9, 2006 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
When it comes to comedian Jon Stewart, Apple Computer Inc. is betting that one download won't be enough. On Wednesday, Apple's iTunes Music Store began offering downloads of Comedy Central's popular satiric newscast, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," and its comedic spinoff, "The Colbert Report." But instead of offering the shows a la carte, as it does with other new TV programs, Apple unveiled Multi-Pass -- a way to buy a month's worth of shows for $9.
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October 18, 2007 | Thomas S. Mulligan, Times Staff Writer
Media giant Viacom Inc. is suing YouTube Inc., but it's also taking lessons from the online video service. In the ongoing quest to make Internet popularity pay, Viacom's Comedy Central channel today will unveil a website for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" that's designed to satisfy the most avid fans of the mock-news show with oceans of free video clips.
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March 11, 2009 | Matea Gold
Jon Stewart didn't take kindly to CNBC pundit Jim Cramer dismissing his Comedy Central program as a mere "variety show." "You make me sound like I'm some kind of buffoon, just flapping my arms with crazy buttons and wacky sound effects," the host of "The Daily Show" said Tuesday night. He then cut to a clip of Cramer on his CNBC show "Mad Money," punching buttons that make wacky sound effects. Ouch.
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October 19, 2007
Stewart stays: Comedy Central has signed Jon Stewart to continue hosting "The Daily Show" through 2010.
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October 18, 2007 | Thomas S. Mulligan, Times Staff Writer
Media giant Viacom Inc. is suing YouTube Inc., but it's also taking lessons from the online video service. In the ongoing quest to make Internet popularity pay, Viacom's Comedy Central channel today will unveil a website for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" that's designed to satisfy the most avid fans of the mock-news show with oceans of free video clips.
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August 7, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Four presidential candidates are lined up to visit Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" over the next three weeks as Comedy Central's satirical news review ramps up its "Indecision 2008" coverage. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Delaware Democrat, is first up this Wednesday. Biden appeared on "The Daily Show" last winter on the day he announced his candidacy. Republican Sen. John McCain makes his 10th appearance on Aug. 16, followed by another Republican, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson, on Aug.
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August 26, 2006 | Richard Verrier
Bolstering its continuing drive to organize writers in basic cable television, the Writers Guild of America, East, said it had reached an agreement with the producer of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" to represent the show's 14 writers. The agreement between the guild and Hello Doggie Inc. will provide the writers with union benefits and pay, including residual payments for additional runs beyond the show's first telecast, the union said. * Richard Verrier
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June 27, 2006 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
Someone please stop Jon Stewart before he destroys American democracy. Two university professors have published a study claiming that Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" drives down support for political institutions and makes young people more cynical about government. " 'The Daily Show' makes a habit of ridiculing the electoral and political process as a whole," write Jody Baumgartner and Jonathan S. Morris in the May edition of American Politics Research.
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June 27, 2006 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
Someone please stop Jon Stewart before he destroys American democracy. Two university professors have published a study claiming that Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" drives down support for political institutions and makes young people more cynical about government. " 'The Daily Show' makes a habit of ridiculing the electoral and political process as a whole," write Jody Baumgartner and Jonathan S. Morris in the May edition of American Politics Research.
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May 8, 2004 | Elizabeth Jensen, Times Staff Writer
When Sinclair Broadcast Group ordered its ABC affiliates to preempt Ted Koppel's "Nightline: The Fallen" roll call tribute to U.S. military killed in Iraq, calling it a political statement "disguised as news content," Comedy Central's mock newscast "The Daily Show" jumped into the fray with its own list. Called "The Funding," the Comedy Central list was a partial recitation of recent monetary donations to the Bush campaign by top officials of Sinclair.
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March 18, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Comedy Central is reaping some modest rewards from Jon Stewart's exposure as host of the Academy Awards. Viewership for "The Daily Show" averaged 1.6 million for the six episodes after Stewart's March 5 Oscar gig. The show had been averaging 1.5 million viewers each night before the awards, according to Nielsen Media Research. "He's sort of elevated," said Doug Herzog, Comedy Central president, "and by association we are as well."
BUSINESS
March 9, 2006 | Dawn C. Chmielewski, Times Staff Writer
When it comes to comedian Jon Stewart, Apple Computer Inc. is betting that one download won't be enough. On Wednesday, Apple's iTunes Music Store began offering downloads of Comedy Central's popular satiric newscast, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," and its comedic spinoff, "The Colbert Report." But instead of offering the shows a la carte, as it does with other new TV programs, Apple unveiled Multi-Pass -- a way to buy a month's worth of shows for $9.
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