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'''''The Daily Show''''' is a [[satire|satirical]] program that airs on Comedy Central. It is known for catering to an audience of [[public school]] teenagers{{fact}}, more than 60% of whom watch television more than three hours a day.<ref>http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/dec/01/memphis-youth-make-progress-on-risky-behavior/ (study of Memphis students)</ref>  In fact, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly characterized the Daily Show's audience as "stoned slackers".  Yet a Nielsen Media Research study showed that "viewers of Jon Stewart's show are more likely to have completed four years of college than people who watch "The O'Reilly Factor".  <ref>ctv.ca, 'The Daily Show' fires back at Bill O'Reilly, Mon. Sep. 27 2004 [http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1096335704230_106]</ref>  In addition, according to the National Annenberg Election Survey, "Daily Show" viewers know more about election issues than people who regularly read newspapers or watch television news, "even when education, party identification, following politics, watching cable news, receiving campaign information online, age and gender are taken into consideration."<ref>CNN.com, 'Daily Show' viewers ace political quiz, Survey reveals late-night TV viewers better informed, by Bryan Long, September 29, 2004 [http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/TV/09/28/comedy.politics/]</ref>  [[Liberal]]s have recognized the [[leftist]] slant of the show by giving it a [[Peabody Awards|Peabody Award]] and nine [[Emmy|Emmys]].<ref>IMDb - Awards for The Daily Show [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115147/awards]</ref>
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'''''The Daily Show''''' is a [[satire|satirical]] program that airs on Comedy Central. It is known for catering to an audience of [[public school]] teenagers, more than 60% of whom watch television over three hours a day.<ref>http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/dec/01/memphis-youth-make-progress-on-risky-behavior/ (study of Memphis students)</ref>   
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[[Liberal]]s have recognized the [[leftist]] slant of the show by giving it a [[Peabody Awards|Peabody Award]] and nine [[Emmy|Emmys]].<ref>IMDb - Awards for The Daily Show [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115147/awards]</ref>
  
 
== Early Years ==
 
== Early Years ==

Revision as of 16:20, 1 February 2009

The Daily Show is a satirical program that airs on Comedy Central. It is known for catering to an audience of public school teenagers, more than 60% of whom watch television over three hours a day.[1]

Liberals have recognized the leftist slant of the show by giving it a Peabody Award and nine Emmys.[2]

Early Years

The show was originally hosted by Craig Kilborn, but in 1998 Jon Stewart replaced Kilborn.

Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

Jon Stewart is currently the host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show. He often satirizes the President, the war in Iraq, Congress, and United States foreign policy.[3] Like other network news channels, Stewart often shows video clips, sound bites, and news stories in which politicians look silly, often contradicting themselves, or showing Senate speeches that seem ridiculous.

Correspondents

The comedians can be seen as showing a liberal bias while performing their "news stories". The segments are usually aimed at poking fun at and satirizing the political parties in power. Thus, Stewart began by mocking of Republicans, but now makes fun of Democrats, as well as other topics in the news. Some argue that he demeans conservative positions, such as gun rights and the pro-life movement, or Christianity.[4] One segment in particular, "This Week In God", satirizes religious values, and God.[5] [6] During the episode aired June 27, 2007, Lewis Black compared Conservapedia's "Homosexuality" article to Wikipedia's, sarcastically describing it as "way more interesting," mainly because Conservapedia's article described it far more graphically. In their coverage of the 2008 U.S. presidential election, most of the guests have been liberal, such as former president Bill Clinton, wife of Barack Obama Michelle Obama and former British PM Tony Blair.

The show's most featured guest on the show remains Senator John McCain, though they had only entertained him as a guest back when he had a more liberal agenda and have been avoiding him since his presidential bid in 2008.

References

  1. http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2008/dec/01/memphis-youth-make-progress-on-risky-behavior/ (study of Memphis students)
  2. IMDb - Awards for The Daily Show [1]
  3. http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/20060711_jon_stewart_bush_diplomacy/
  4. http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/media_player/browseresults.jhtml?showId=934
  5. http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/media_player/play.jhtml?itemId=72342
  6. http://www.comedycentral.com/sitewide/media_player/play.jhtml?itemId=72182

External Links

The official The Daily Show with Jon Stewart website