"CNN Gives Stewart The World"
New York Post
July 10, 2002
by Michael Starr

 

COMEDY Central funnyman Jon Stewart is taking his act worldwide - via CNN.

Stewart, who hosts "The Daily Show," will host "The Daily Show: Global Edition," a half-hour weekly show airing on CNN International beginning on Sept. 21.

"Global Edition" will air Saturdays and Sundays in most overseas regions and will be comprised of bits culled from that weeks' worth of "Daily Show."

"We will take the best segments which have relevance for an international audience like the headlines and the best of his celebrity interviews," said CNN International spokesman Nigel Pritchard.

AOL Time Warner owns CNN and part of Comedy Central (with Viacom).

"'The Daily Show' has no topicality internationally and no relevance for an audience outside the U.S.," Pritchard said.

"We like the format of the show and Jon is a very good host ... but we're using the style of the show. It's not because of Jon but because of the program."

"The Daily Show" airs weekdays at 11 p.m.

 

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