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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 13 Episode 73

Barbara Walters

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Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Jun 04, 2008 on Comedy Central
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Tonight, Barbara Walters tells all about her new book Audition: A Memoir. Jon begins the show reporting on history in the making as Barack Obama becomes the presumptive nominee as the Democratic primary's come to a close. Jon brings Abraham Lincoln back from the past to get his reaction to this historic event. Also, Hillary did not choose to concede last night and spent the better half of her speech talking about herself. Next, Jon looks at Obama's victory speech and John McCain's unremarkable "change" speech. Finally, Aasif Mandvi attends a Clinton rally in a segment called "If At First You Don't Concede".moreless

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      • (video montage of political pundits, dated from Fall 2007, proclaiming Hillary Clinton the frontrunner for the democratic ticket)
        Jon Stewart: News pundits: they're like the dopplerless weathermen of our time.

      • (video montage of political pundits discussing historic democratic primary)
        Jon Stewart: Yes, what would Lincoln say if he were here with us right now? Oh, Lincoln!
        Abraham Lincoln impersonator: What the? By what sorcery have you brought me here and who are all these people? By what demon power have you made the sun shine so brightly indoors? Oh my lord, am I in some sort of theater? Is this a play? Not again! I hate theaters!

      • Jon Stewart: (to Barbara Walters) You have sat down with Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, Muammar al-Qadaffi, Star Jones . . . who is craziest?

      • Jon Stewart: (about John McCain's speech) It was going so well until his mouth ruined it for his face.

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      • Aasif Mandvi and a Hillary Clinton supporter sing a few lines of "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty. Johnny Cash also recorded this song.

      • Jon Stewart says that Barack Obama could be, "the first African-American president since the 1st season of 24," referring to Dennis Haysbert's character in the Fox drama, President David Palmer.

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