August 26, 2006 |
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
June 27, 2006 |
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.
March 18, 2006 |
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."
March 9, 2006 |
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.
August 27, 2005 |
"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.
September 29, 2004 |
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.