One of the reasons we are in this business is to challenge ourselves. And I really connected to Maziar’s story. It’s a personal story but one with universal appeal about what it means to be free.Jon Stewart • Discussing his plans to leave “The Daily Show” over the summer to direct a serious film, “Rosewater,” based on the life story of journalist Maziar Bahari, who was captured and imprisoned in Iran in 2009. Bahari, who has shown up on “The Daily Show” multiple times since his release, was accused of espionage by Iranian officials based on an interview he did with the show’s Jason Jones. Stewart will be away for twelve weeks, eight of which will be hosted by John Oliver, and the other four correspond with the show’s traditional summer break.
If this is the material left to expect of Daily Show field pieces, it’s hard to see how they will continue to fit on a political program — unless, of course, Congress is generous enough to provide a new, scrotum-friendly sex scandal.Mediaite discusses the fact that “The Daily Show” featured an uncensored image of Jason Jones’ uh … marbles … in a segment about his vasectomy. Surprisingly low-brow of them. If you want to see the image or the clip, you know where to go. (NSFW, obviously.)
We cooperate and we fight as hard as we can, because there will perhaps be disappointment but there will be no shame.A specialist in the 655th TC, writing to Jon Stewart • In a letter Stewart mentioned on Monday’s episode of “The Daily Show.” Stewart used the episode to pay tribute to the soldiers fighting overseas after he paid a visit to Khandahar this past weekend. After displaying several t-shirts that he had promised to wear, he read some of his observations and thank yous. Stewart then read this quote from a letter from a young specialist, from one of the nicest letters he’s ever received. source (via • follow)