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October 3, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Jon Stewart is going to be sitting in Tom Snyder's chair this month, but that doesn't mean Snyder is going to be dumped as host of CBS's "Late Late Show. " Stewart, who's had his own syndicated and MTV shows, will fill in for Snyder Oct. 21-25 as the show's first guest host. David Letterman, whose Worldwide Pants company produces the Snyder show, says Snyder isn't in jeopardy. Stewart is developing his own late show for CBS through Worldwide Pants.
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August 2, 2015 | Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of Jon Stewart's great assets as a TV interviewer is his ability to play dumb. That may seem counterintuitive for a guy who has gotten to talk to a sitting president on numerous occasions, not to mention various other political figures of note. That doesn't mean he throws softballs or refuses to challenge those he interviews. To the contrary, he has avoided the former and is quite good at the latter. When answers from interviewees became too high-minded, or too combative Stewart cuts in with the perfect quip about how he was lesser than the interviewee.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
WHEN "The Daily Show" sent a fake newsman to do a facetious story about Iranian politics in 2009, the mullahs didn't get it. In fact, they arrested Maziar Bahari, the Iranian journalist who participated in the "interview," then imprisoned him and abused him for several months. His experience became a book that's now become a movie - written and directed by "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, making his debut behind the camera. Some see Stewart's choice to tell Bahari's story as a sort of a mea culpa, a way of apologizing for being a Western journo-comedy dilettante blundering into a very real, literal-minded world where "jokes" have life-and-death consequences.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2014
IN JON STEWART'S "Rosewater," freedom-loving people armed with the modern tools of communication rattle the forces of oppression. It's a profile of imprisoned Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari, which starts as an examination of one individual's resilient spirit, and expands into a portrait of a people rising up against a government ultimately powerless to stop a tech-fed flood of information. Right on! You leave the theater with a bounce in your step. Then your own tech-fed flood of information reminds you that the U.S. surveillance state is now hassling our own journalists, that our leaders are now joint-venturing with the same Iranian mullahs who imprisoned Bahari.
SPORTS
January 22, 2006 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Before he was knocking audiences dead with his wit, entertainer Jon Stewart was better known for his soccer ability. And in Stewart's humble opinion, that wasn't a very good thing. Stewart, the Emmy Award-winning host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show and host of this year's Academy Awards, took time off yesterday to celebrate the sport of soccer. Actually, it was Stewart who was being celebrated. He received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's honorary all-American award yesterday at the Convention Center.
NEWS
August 8, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jon Stewart, who redefined political satire and energized a generation of activists during his 16 years, 2,676 episodes, and 20 Emmy awards as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, ended his tenure Thursday. He had help from a slew of visiting friends and former colleagues, including Samantha Bee, Lewis Black, Steve Carell, Mo Rocca, Rob Corddry, and Olivia Munn. "This show isn't ending. We merely are taking a pause in the conversation," Stewart, 52, said at the end of the night.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 6, 2010 | By Howard Gensler
J ON STEWART 'S march on Washington on Oct. 30 won't merely be a "Rally to Restore Sanity," it will be a rally to restore the National Mall. (For those of you unfamiliar with the Mall, it's the grassy, public space between the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol - not a collection of stores housing the National J.C. Penney.) The Mall, it seems, has a $400 million backlog of deferred maintenance, and all these million-something marches trampling over the grounds aren't helping matters.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2015
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART 11 tonight through Thursday, Comedy Central. Our final moments of Zen? Sixteen years after he started delivering the fake news, Jon Stewart has just four nights left in the anchor chair. Helping him to exit laughing: comedians Louis C.K., Amy Schumer and Denis Leary. Expect Thursday's finale to run long, and seem all too short. UNREAL 10 tonight, Lifetime. Season 1 of my summer crush ends. Will love somehow conquer all for fictional "reality" show "suitor" Adam (Freddie Stroma)
NEWS
October 5, 2004 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pop Lit America (The Book) By "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" 240 pp., $24.95 Not content with their nightly skewering of current events on Comedy Central, Jon Stewart and the other writers of The Daily Show have taken on a bigger target in America (The Book): lampooning all of U.S. history. Masquerading as a high school textbook (right down to the authentic "This Book is the Property of:" box stamped on the inside flap), America is the wildest civics lesson you'll ever get. It's full of hilariously apocryphal information, including the assertion that in 1978 President Jimmy Carter nominated NBA scoring machine George "The Iceman" Gervin to the Supreme Court in an "attempt to fundamentally alter the make-up of the Court by adding size, athleticism, and a patented 'finger roll' . . . Ultimately the vacancy was filled by Ruth 'Chocolate Thunder' Ginsberg.
NEWS
November 6, 2015 | Vance Lehmkuhl, Daily News
Jon Stewart's been much in the news of late, what with his new HBO production deal and the announcement that Farm Sanctuary's fourth animal-rescue enterprise will be at his and wife Tracey Stewart's 12-acre farm in Middletown, N.J. That HBO deal is all Jon's, of course, but even casual observers know that Philly-born Tracey, a former veterinary technician, is in the driver's seat on the couple's animal-rights efforts. And there's more proof in her new book, Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better (Artisan)
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November 6, 2015 | Vance Lehmkuhl, Daily News
Jon Stewart's been much in the news of late, what with his new HBO production deal and the announcement that Farm Sanctuary's fourth animal-rescue enterprise will be at his and wife Tracey Stewart's 12-acre farm in Middletown, N.J. That HBO deal is all Jon's, of course, but even casual observers know that Philly-born Tracey, a former veterinary technician, is in the driver's seat on the couple's animal-rights efforts. And there's more proof in her new book, Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better (Artisan)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 29, 2015 | By Ellen Gray, Daily News
THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH,  11 tonight, Comedy Central. Premiere to be shown on all Viacom networks, including MTV, VH1, BET, Spike, Logo, TV Land, Epix and Nick at Nite. When Trevor Noah welcomes Philly's Kevin Hart as his first guest on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" tonight, he'll do so as just the third host in the show's history. (Honk if you remember Craig Kilborn's 1996-98 run , sandwiched between his time anchoring ESPN's "SportsCenter" and hosting CBS' "Late Late Show.
NEWS
August 23, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
FRC censures Josh Duggar The conservative Christian lobbying org that once employed Josh Duggar has sent a letter excoriating the reality star of now-canceled 19 Kids and Counting after he admitted he had cheated on wife Anna . "We are grieved by Josh's conduct. . . . His deceitful behavior harms his family, his friends . . . and the cause he has publicly espoused," writes Family Research Council prez Tony Perkins . "Josh's failures serve as a painful reminder of the destructive effects of not living with integrity.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Luke Bryan rules chart Country crooner  Luke Bryan  beat out  Dr. Dre  in LP sales last week with  Kill the Lights , which sold 320,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It took the top spot on the Billboard chart. Dr. Dre's  Compton  debuted at No. 2, selling 276,000 copies, while the  Now That's What I Call Music! 55  compilation debuted in third with 76,000.   Jon chooses high road Considered the greatest satirist since Mark Twain , former Daily Show host Jon Stewart has taken a suitably high-culture position for his next job: He'll host the four-hour WWE pro-wrestling SummerSlam on Sunday, says USA Today.
NEWS
August 9, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Another celeb marriage falls It's been a harsh summer for celeb couples. Jake Owen on Friday said he and model Lacey Buchanan will seek romantic consolations elsewhere after three years of marriage. "Sadly, Lacey and I have decided to end our marriage," the country star tweeted. "We want to focus on our daughter Pearl and make sure she has a beautiful life. " Jon Stewart's final show: Good ratings We turned out in droves Thursday to watch Jon Stewart break our hearts in his final apperance on The Daily Show . The extended episode drew 3.6 mil viewers according to Nielsen.
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August 8, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jon Stewart, who redefined political satire and energized a generation of activists during his 16 years, 2,676 episodes, and 20 Emmy awards as host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central, ended his tenure Thursday. He had help from a slew of visiting friends and former colleagues, including Samantha Bee, Lewis Black, Steve Carell, Mo Rocca, Rob Corddry, and Olivia Munn. "This show isn't ending. We merely are taking a pause in the conversation," Stewart, 52, said at the end of the night.
NEWS
August 7, 2015 | By Will Bunch, Daily News Columnist
EVERY JOKE IS a tiny revolution . - George Orwell. The revolution will not be televised. - Gil Scott-Heron. Jon Stewart, who ends his 16-year-run as the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," and, perversely, as the most trusted man on television, tonight, is a child of the 1970s. Like I needed to tell you that. The aura of cynicism toward government, the media, big business and organized religion that almost visibly exuded from Stewart's head for four nights every week practically reeked of Watergate's "third-rate burglary," "inoperative" statements from the White House, and the latest body counts from Indochina.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2015
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART 11 tonight through Thursday, Comedy Central. Our final moments of Zen? Sixteen years after he started delivering the fake news, Jon Stewart has just four nights left in the anchor chair. Helping him to exit laughing: comedians Louis C.K., Amy Schumer and Denis Leary. Expect Thursday's finale to run long, and seem all too short. UNREAL 10 tonight, Lifetime. Season 1 of my summer crush ends. Will love somehow conquer all for fictional "reality" show "suitor" Adam (Freddie Stroma)
NEWS
August 2, 2015 | Molly Eichel, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of Jon Stewart's great assets as a TV interviewer is his ability to play dumb. That may seem counterintuitive for a guy who has gotten to talk to a sitting president on numerous occasions, not to mention various other political figures of note. That doesn't mean he throws softballs or refuses to challenge those he interviews. To the contrary, he has avoided the former and is quite good at the latter. When answers from interviewees became too high-minded, or too combative Stewart cuts in with the perfect quip about how he was lesser than the interviewee.
NEWS
July 31, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Simon Pegg? A big star At 45, Simon Pegg finally has arrived! He costars with Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation , opening Friday. He'll reprise his role as Scotty in Star Trek Beyond , and he's been cast in the forthcoming megablockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens . The fifth Mission film has Cruise jumping, punching, etc., while Pegg does the real heavy lifting as tech genius Benji. The thesp landed his first TV show in '95 and won a cult following in his native Britain as co-writer and star of the 1999 sitcom Spaced and the 2004 zombie apocalypse action comedy Shaun of the Dead . "I tend to play regular guys," he says, "because I am one. " Time for 'bye Little Bit Country fiddler Zach DePue is leaning back toward the classical, phasing out of Time for Three to focus on being concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
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