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"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" was launched in the summer of 1996 on Comedy Central. Led by Time Magazine's "Best Talk Show Host," the series has taken America by storm. With its spin on the day's news and newsmakers, the talk show has conquered the very field it set out to parody, winning multiple Emmy and Peabody Awards.

Jon's intrepid team of correspondents and commentators — including Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi, John Oliver and Rob Riggle — take "The Daily Show" out of the studio and brave the wilderness we call America, with field pieces and on-the-spot coverage of important news events.

Whether they're skewering the day's breaking news, investigating the people, places and events that make America what it is, or ranting and raving on politics in their award-winning Indecision election year coverage, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" has earned its title as The Most Trusted Name In Fake News.

The biggest newsmakers — from political heavyweights to real news journalists to Hollywood hotshots — make the seat across from Jon their first stop, giving the most hilariously informative interviews anywhere. Guests who have appeared on the show include President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator John Kerry, Senator Bob Dole, Senator John McCain, Senator Joe Lieberman, Senator John Edwards, Senator Bob Kerrey, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Tom Daschle, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Reverend Al Sharpton, General Colin Powell, Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader, Democratic National Party Chair Howard Dean, Ambassador Joseph Wilson, Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams, Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel, Tim Russert, George Stephanopoulos, Wolf Blitzer, Sam Donaldson, Steve Kroft, Christiane Amanpour, Thomas Friedman, Michael Isikoff, Fareed Zakaria, Joe Klein, Maureen Dowd, Richard Clarke, Michael Moore, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell, Cameron Diaz, Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rob Lowe, Don Cheadle, Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Halle Berry, Colin Farrell, Kim Cattrall, Ringo Starr, Ed Norton and George Carlin, among others.



Contributors include Lewis Black ("Back in Black"), John Hodgman ("Resident Expert"), Demetri Martin ("Trendspotting") and Larry Wilmore (contributing correspondent).

Jon Stewart and David Javerbaum are the executive producers of "The Daily Show" with Kahane Corn and Josh Lieb serving as co-executive producers. The series' head writer is Steve Bodow. Chuck O'Neil is the director.




FACTS

Network: Comedy Central
Genre: Talk Show
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: July 22, 1996
Seasons: 20
Theme Song:
"Dog on Fire" written by Bob Mould and performed by They Might Be Giants
Production Companies:
Mad Cow Productions
Comedy Partners
Hello Doggie





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