- Comedy Central's "Daily Show" is going to act a little like
the newscasts it parodies when it heads to Washington, D.C.,
to cover the midterm elections.
will broadcast from Washington the week of Oct. 28, as part
of its "Indecision 2002" coverage of the midterm elections.
Anchor Jon Stewart and "Daily Show" correspondents will provide
their perspective on the races that could affect which party
the balance of power in both the Senate and the House up for
grabs, and many key gubernatorial seats in play, the national
media will once again focus on politics -- and we will be there
to pretend to be a part of it," co-creator/executive producer
Madeline Smithberg says.
Daily Show" has had several guests from the world of media
and politics in recent weeks -- including ABC News anchor Peter
Jennings, Oliver North and CNN host Judy Woodruff -- and plans
to bring in more such guests for its Washington-based shows.
The show will also broadcast a live, half-hour special on election
night, Nov. 5.
says he's looking forward to being on the road.
to be able to spend some time in a beautiful and pristine part
of America. Wait -- is this the state or the District? Oh, it's
the District; that should be good too," he deadpans.
Daily Show" airs at 11 p.m. ET weeknights on Comedy Central.