EPISODE NUMBER: 9045 (January 16, 2013)
GUESTS: Tom Brokaw | Matt Taibbi
SEGMENTS: Healthy Fake Smiles | HSBC Laundering Charges-Matt Taibbi | Pat Robertson’s Romance Advice | Sign Off – Goodnight
SUIT REPORT: Black suit | White Striped shirt | Blue/black striped tie
VIDEOS: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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Can we talk? (Yes, I’m stealing that line.) I’m personally getting a little annoyed at media folk who keep saying that Jimmy Kimmel’s new 11:35 show now “makes it a three-man race.” Uh . . . NO. It makes it a FOUR-man race! Why do they keep ignoring Stephen as a competitor? He and Jon get the most advertiser-desired audience of the group. It may not be largest viewership, but it is considered the most sought-after. It’s infuriating. Here’s an announcement: the big networks aren’t all that matter anymore. In fact, they may matter LESS now than others. Get with the times, understand what’s happening with media, and judge properly.
*I am now stepping down from my soapbox.*
Both Jon and Stephen delivered a sparkling first week back. Both of them seemed positively giddy to return to work and, clearly, both knew there was plenty of material just waiting for them. Kudos to Jon for his lengthy openers, which took on the fiscal cliff, gun control, and Sandy recovery funding. (Does it seem to you he’s using the correspondents less and less?) Stephen tackled most of those subjects in an equally brilliant, yet extremely different, way. It’s always fascinating for me to see how they each approach the same news story.
And then there were naughty couches….
Now, let’s take a look at this week’s guests! (Still no photos, by the way. The site is not cooperating. So sorry.) Continue reading “Better Know a Guest: January 14 -17, 2013” »
Hubster Tam sent us this wonderful “Taping ReporT” of her trip to the September 4th, 2012 taping of “The Daily Show: Hope and Change 2 – The Democratic National Convention”.
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EPISODE NUMBER: 17147 (September 4, 2012)
GUESTS: Tom Brokaw
EXCLUSIVE: Extended Interview Part 1 | Part 2
SEGMENTS: Hope and Change 2 – The Democratic National Convention | Yes We Can, But | Charlotte, NC | Moment of Zen-Joe Biden’s Call to Arms
SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | White shirt | Blue tie
VIDEOS: Tuesday, September 4, 2012
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One convention down; another to go. So, goodbye Tampa, hello Charlotte! What will happen at the DNC? And can anything equal the breath-stopping, mindboggling spectacle produced by an improvising Clint Eastwood? It was performance art at its most bizarre—the bad and the ugly, without much of the good. I personally would rather have had an expose of the “fistful(s) of dollars” the Republicans are receiving from billionaires. Clint, you are “unforgiven.” That said, it brought a little interest to some otherwise dull proceedings. Whether it was exactly the kind of interest the GOP wanted, well—that’s another story. But it does lead to a question: will Betty White REALLY appear at the DNC doing a parody? Rumors, rumors . . . In any case the responses across the internet have been delightful, starting with (but definitely not limited to) Obama’s “This seat’s taken.” Have you been looking at them? Do you have any favorites?
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Boo! Happy Halloween, and wishing you all treats and no tricks. I’m so happy to be back, and my sincerest thanks to CN Helper for living up to her name and saving me last week by doing this post.
I’ve just been over the moon lately with the show; Stephen’s been at his edgiest and funniest, taking the Report to new heights. I didn’t think something so wonderful could keep on getting better, but it is, week by week. On this anniversary of the great Rally to Keep Fear Alive–oh, okay, to Restore Sanity, too–I feel so grateful to Stephen and Jon for continuing to fight the good fight. (And Jon has recently been at his very best, too. What combined joy.)
I’m very, very happy with this week’s guest list, particularly Yo-Yo Ma and Nathan Wolfe. There’s nothing to equal a great musician and an esteemed scientist on the Report. And by the way, it looks as if the show’s booker is creating a music day each week. Maybe that’s just a matter of chance in the past month, but I’m hoping it will continue.
Now, everyone: have you ever had more fun with “The Star-Spangled Banner” than you did with Stephen and Toby Keith? No–I didn’t think so! Onward to the guests… Continue reading “Better Know a Guest: October 31 — November 3, 2011” »
EPISODE NUMBER: 7113 (September 8, 2011)
GUEST: Tom Brokaw
SEGMENTS: Republican Presidential Debate Media Coverage | Rick Perry Presents | Barack Obama’s Jobs Speech
SUIT REPORT: Dark suit | Light blue shirt | Yellow / blue tie | Cheese hat
VIDEOS: Thursday, September 8, 2011
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