"Look Who's Coming To Denver" Will Be Taped At The Byron Theatre In The
Newman Center For The Performing Arts At The University Of Denver And Air
NEW YORK, Aug. 25 /
EMWNews/ -- Jon Stewart and "The Best F*ing
News Team Ever!" have followed the political trail to Denver, CO and are
set to attack the 2008 Democratic National Convention like no other news
team in history. The Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "The Daily Show
with Jon Stewart" will broadcast all week from the mile-high epicenter of
American politics, with shows airing Tuesday, August 26 through Friday,
August 29 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.
As part of its ongoing "Indecision 2008" coverage of the race for the
White House, "The Daily Show: Look Who's Coming to Denver" coverage of the
2008 DNC will be taped at The Byron Theatre in the Newman Center for the
Performing Arts at The University of Denver. On tap for the week will be
the insightful coverage you've come to expect from the best F*ing News
Team Ever -- and this time they have their own bus and their own floor
passes. The shows will include nightly reports from the convention floor
about the issues that matter the most, in-studio guests and the highly
anticipated Barack Obama biographical film.
The show will then head straight to the Republican National Convention
in Minneapolis/St. Paul to present "The Daily Show: Restoring Honor and
Dignity to the White House" which will tape at The History Theatre at
McNally Smith College of Music with nightly shows at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT from
Tuesday, September 2 through Friday, September 5.
"The Daily Show: Look Who's Coming to Denver" marks the sixth time the
series has taken its critically-acclaimed and award-winning "Indecision"
coverage on the road to broadcast for a week, having previously travelled
to Philadelphia (2000 RNC), Los Angeles (2000 DNC) and Boston (2004 DNC) to
cover the national party conventions and to Washington, D.C. (2002) and
Columbus, OH (2006) for special, mid-term election coverage. The series
first earned its political stripes during the now-infamous 2000 election,
receiving an Emmy(R) Award and a prestigious George Foster Peabody(R) Award
for its year-long "Indecision 2000" coverage of the race for the White
House, feats repeated during the series' "Indecision 2004" election
Politicians who have appeared on "The Daily Show" include former
Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former Vice President Al Gore,
Senators John McCain, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry,
Joseph Lieberman, Bob Kerrey, Charles Schumer, Norm Coleman, Arlen Specter,
Ted Kennedy, Trent Lott, Rick Santorum, Russ Feingold, Barbara Boxer,
Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Rahm Emanuel, New York City Mayor Michael
Bloomberg, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Senator John
Edwards, who announced his intention to run for the 2004 Democratic
Presidential nomination during an appearance on the show on September 15,
2003. In addition, General Pervez Musharraf, President of the Islamic
Republic of Pakistan, was Stewart's guest on September 26, 2006, marking
the first time a sitting head of state had appeared on the show.
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" was launched in the summer of 1996.
The nightly news satire takes a reality-based look at news, trends, pop
culture, current events, politics, sports, entertainment and the media. In
each show, Stewart and a team of correspondents, including Samantha Bee,
Wyatt Cenac, Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi, John Oliver, Rob Riggle and Larry
Wilmore, comment on the day's stories employing actual news footage, taped
field pieces, in-studio guests and on-the-spot coverage of important news
"The Daily Show" regularly airs Monday-Thursday at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT and
repeats at 1:00 a.m. the same night and at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 8:00
p.m. the following day.
Jon Stewart and David Javerbaum are the executive producers of "The
Daily Show with Jon Stewart" with Rory Albanese, Kahane Corn and Josh Lieb
serving as co-executive producers. The series' head writer is Steve Bodow.
Chuck O'Neil is the director.
"The Daily Show: Look Who's Coming to Denver" is sponsored by AT&T,
Volkswagen, Diageo and Subway.