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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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October 19, 2007
Stewart stays: Comedy Central has signed Jon Stewart to continue hosting "The Daily Show" through 2010.
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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 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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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."
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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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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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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.
BUSINESS
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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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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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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 19, 2004 | From Associated Press
Whoever runs for president in 2008 will be covered by Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show." The star of the Comedy Central mock newscast has re-upped for four more years, the cable channel announced Thursday. "A lot of people like to get out when their show's still going well," Stewart said. "This gives me the opportunity to beat this thing into the ground." Besides hosting "The Daily Show," Stewart serves as an executive producer and writer.
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March 2, 2005 | Scott Collins
The fake newscast phenomenon shows no signs of abating. Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" logged its most-watched month ever in February, even without benefit of a national election cycle to lampoon. New episodes of "The Daily Show" averaged 1.5 million viewers for the month, up 32% compared with the same period a year ago, according to figures from Nielsen Media Research.
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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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