the funny in every story, anchor Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's
The Daily Show lampoons international crises, domestic drama,
entertainment dish, and politics–especially elections.
That said, this is the first time Stewart is taking on the notoriously
boring midterm elections, broadcasting direct from Washington,
D.C., this week.
you get people excited about the midterms?
I always thought the candidates were supposed to do that. Now
I realize shows on cable networks are. Me and the people from
Jackass will get together.
midterm election do you remember most fondly from your
1974. Ahh, the congressional runoffs. Maybe it's just the nostalgia
of youth. Honestly, I don't remember any others. As far as I
know, this is the first one.
you're watching extra closely?
governor race only because of the family drama. If Jeb [Bush]
goes down in flames, he may find himself standing behind Neil
in the Christmas photos.
TV news do you watch?
the 24-hour channels all day long. It's probably dangerous that
I'm immersing myself in it. It's like Las Vegas. You just can't
stay there that long.
the news media improve?
more 24-hour stations. There's a lot of stuff slipping through
the cracks. Maybe a ticker with news on the bottom of the screen
and on the top one with rumors they've heard? Stuff that would
create real drama.
new in store for the D.C. shows?
I will not
be wearing pants.