The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Season 12

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  • Jerry Seinfeld
    Jerry Seinfeld
    Episode 138
    11/1/07
    9.3
    Tonight, comedian and star of Bee Movie, Jerry Seinfeld. Jon begins tonight with a look at the Bush administrations definition of what constitutes torture, specifically waterboarding, in a segment called "The Strife Aquatic". Conscience-ologist Rob Riggle stops by to talk with Jon about whether Army boot camp 'shocks the conscience' and thus would be considered torture. Finally, Jon talks about Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes' resignation from her job trying to win the hearts and minds of those in the Middle-East. Aasif Mandvi updates us on the status of our battle for hearts and minds.moreless
  • David Wright
    David Wright
    Episode 137
    10/31/07
    9.0
    Tonight, third basemen for the New York Mets, DaviD Wright.

    Jon begins tonight reporting on FOX News' concern over prosti-tots, sexy Halloween costumes for children, which they blame Barbara Eden's sexy genie outfit on.

    Next, Jon reports on yesterday's Democratiic debate in a segment called "Clusterf@#ck to the White House". The highlights include the hype over Hillary being unbeatable, the Obama/Clinton brawl, Clinton's flip floppery, Bill Richardson's attempt to get attention by reciting his resumé, & Dennis Kucinich's U.F.O. sighting.

    Finally, a look at how cupcakes may be the cause of all diseases in children in a segment called "Health Scare with Dr. Rob Riggle".moreless
  • Valerie Plame Wilson
    Valerie Plame Wilson
    Episode 136
    10/30/07
    8.8
    Tonight, a former CIA officer outed by the Bush administration and author of Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House, Valerie Plame Wilson. Jon begins tonight with "Clusterf@#k to the White House" and a look at the presidential candidates wives talk with Maria Shriver. Next, Jon takes a look at Condoleezza Rice's v. Rep. Henry Waxman as Rice testifies on the Iraq War. Finally, Youth Correspondent Demetri Martin talks with Jon about taking the SAT's and how companies' like Princeton Review and Kaplan are trying to make their test prep materials more hip.moreless
  • Michael Gerson
    Michael Gerson
    Episode 135
    10/29/07
    8.8
    Tonight, the chief speechwriter for President Bush from 2001-06 and author of Heroic Conservatism: Why Republicans Need to Embrace America's Ideals (And Why They Deserve to Fail If They Don't), Michael Gerson. Jon begins tonight's show reporting on the California wildfires in a segment called "Californicineration". Jon takes a look at the media coverage of the fires, Governor Schwarzenegger's & President Bush's response, & the comparisons made with Hurricane Katrina. Finally, Jason Jones ask whether were ready to handle a sexy First Lady in the White House in a segment called "Is America Ready For A FLILF".moreless
  • Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck
    Episode 134
    10/18/07
    8.1
    Tonight, director of the new movie Gone, Baby, Gone,, Ben Affleck. Jon begins tonight's show reporting on President Bush's WWIII comments and Turkey's move sending troops into Iraq to battle Kurdish terrorists despite Bush's objections. Next, Senior Ottoman Correspondent Aasif Mandvi talks with Jon about the Turkey situation in a segment called "Turkey Lurking". Finally, with the controversy surrounding whether the recently discovered Jackson Pollock paintings are real or not, Resident Expert John Hodgman stops by to talk to Jon about how to distinguish between fake art from real art.moreless
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
    Jake Gyllenhaal
    Episode 133
    10/17/07
    9.2
    Tonight, actor and star of the new movie Rendition, Jake Gyllenhaal. Jon begins tonight's show reporting on the recent Larry Craig interview and the R.Kelly impersonator stops by again to offer his musical perspective on the matter. Finally, Samantha Bee reports on how celebrities handle exhaustion and drug abuse at high class drug rehab clinics in a segment called "A-Listless".moreless
  • Meryl Streep
    Meryl Streep
    Episode 132
    10/16/07
    9.0
    Tonight, actress and star of the new movie Rendition, Meryl Streep. Jon begins tonight's show with "Clusterf@#k to the White House" and clips of Hillary Clinton on The View, Obama sharpening his elbows by criticizing Hillary, Republican candidate proclamations that they are true conservatives, and Stephen Colbert drops by to announce his potential run for the White House. Finally, Jon takes a look at the recent remarks made by retired Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez criticizing the Iraq War in a segment called "Now You Tell Us".moreless
  • Tony Snow
    Tony Snow
    Episode 131
    10/15/07
    9.2
    Tonight, the third White House Press Secretary to serve for President Bush from May 2006 to September 2007, Tony Snow. Jon begins tonight's show reporting on Al Gore's Nobel Prize win in a segment called "Gore and Peace". Jon highlights some of Fox News' disdain over Gore's victory. Finally, Senior Peacetime Correspondent John Oliver reports live from Oslo to discuss how Gore could cash in on his Nobel victory.moreless
  • Howard Kurtz
    Howard Kurtz
    Episode 130
    10/11/07
    9.0
    Tonight, journalist and author of Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War, Howard Kurtz. Jon begins tonight reporting on the state of globalization and trade around the world as Mexico gets its first taste of Taco Bell. Next, Jon reports on Congress' draft of a resolution declaring the mass killings of Armenians by Turkey during WWI as genocide, in a segment called "That Armenian Strife". Bush intends on vetoing the resolution due to the fact that Turkey is a key strategic ally in the Iraq War. Senior Armeniologist Aasif Mandvi talks with Jon about how those that join the Iraq War coalition get their past historical mistakes rewritten. Finally, Jon looks at the media's drumbeat to war from 2003 with the use of a loud menacing voice combined with scary graphics used to induce fear, such as MSNBC's morph of the mushroom cloud of a nuclear bomb into the NBC logo.moreless
  • Lynne Cheney
    Lynne Cheney
    Episode 129
    10/10/07
    8.8
    Tonight, the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney and author of Blue Skies, No Fences: A Memoir of Childhood and Family, Lynne Cheney. Jon begins with another rendition of "Clusterf@#k to the White House" as the the Republicans debate the state of the U.S. economy. The highlights of the debate: Fred Thompsons lackluster debut, the Romney/Giuliani tax cut fight, GOPtimism, and some Hillary Clinton bashing. Finally, another fascinating and fun Dicktoid in a segment called "You Don't Know Richard Cheney". Since his wife is appearing on the show, Jon gave us some lighter unknown facts about Mr. Cheney such as the fact that he is a loving grandfather, he loves his two labrador retrievers Jackson & Dave, and he played a halfback on his high school football team.moreless
  • Tiki Barber
    Tiki Barber
    Episode 128
    10/9/07
    9.0
    Tonight, sports broadcaster and author of Tiki: My Life in the Game and Beyond , Tiki Barber. Jon begins tonight's show with "Mess O' Potamia" as the 36 nations Bush is proud to have in our coalition of the willing is actually 25. But that number is slowly dwindling as one of our biggest allies in the war, the United Kingdom, is removing half its troops. Jon then looks at how Bush uses words to describe actions as if reading stage directions, but doesn't actually take action and do what he is describing. Finally, Lewis Black is back in a segment called "Back In Black". Lewis takes on non-issues such as Congress' focus on the MoveOn.org General Petraeus/Betray Us ad, the Dems letter to Rush Limbaugh to apologize for insulting the troops, & Barack Obama's decision not to wear an American flag lapel pin.moreless
  • Vicente Fox
    Vicente Fox
    Episode 127
    10/8/07
    9.0
    Tonight, the former president of Mexico from 2000-2006 and author of Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President, Vicente Fox. Jon begins tonights show congratulating President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan who won overwhelmingly in his country's election by 98%. Next, Jon takes a look at the ever expanding definition of the word torture by the Bush administration in a segment called "Cruel Intentions". Apparently, extreme temperatures, sleep deprivation, and simulated drowning don't count as torture. According to the Justice Department, only those things that "shock the conscience" are considered torture. Senior Interrogation Analyst John Oliver talks with Jon about how using different words like "enhanced interrogation" helps alleviate the moral implications over using torture. Finally, Jon updates us on the Senator Larry Craig bathroom scandal in a segment called "Trapped in the Senate". As Jon notes, Larry is a bit confused as to a lot of things going on in his life, since he might or might not be gay and might or might not resign from the Senate. Senior Legal Correspondent Samantha Bee talks with Jon about how the court ruled that Larry Craig is in fact, gay.moreless
  • Jack Goldsmith
    Jack Goldsmith
    Episode 126
    10/4/07
    9.0
    Tonight, the Justice Department's head of the Office of Legal Counsel who advised President Bush on the limits of executive power and the author of The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration, Jack Goldsmith. Jon begins tonights show reporting on President Bush's veto of SCHIP in a segment called "Banned-Aid". The SCHIP bill would have given 2-4 million kids health care and would be paid for by a tax on cigarettes. Senior Healthcare Analyst John Oliver talks to Jon from 19th century London in a Dickensian hellscape of child run factories and orphanages about why Londoners of that era support Bush's veto of SCHIP. Finally, Resident Expert John Hodgman talks with Jon about the state of the American dollar, which for the first time in 30 years is now equal to the Canadian dollar and hit an all time low against the Euro.moreless
  • Ted Koppel
    Ted Koppel
    Episode 125
    10/3/07
    9.1
    Tonight, Ted Koppel promotes his new documentary on the California prison system, Koppel on Discovery: Breaking Point. Jon begins the show reporting on Blackwater in a segment called "Private Benjamins". Blackwater is a private security firm that is being investigated by Congress after an incident where 11 Iraqi civilians were killed. Senior Correspondent Rob Riggle talked with Jon about his new script called Dark Liquid and tells us why men would join Blackwater. A brief historical film is then shown about the history of Blackwater called "Why We Fight For Money: The Blackwater Story". Finally, John Oliver reports on the use of children's books being written to push political agendas in a segment called "One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State". A Republican author came out with these books: Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!, Help! Mom! The 9th Circuit Nabbed the Nativity! (or, How the Liberals Stole Christmas), and The Sky's Not Falling! Why It's OK to Chill about Global Warming. Republicans aren't alone in this, a democratic came out with a book called Why Mommy is a Democrat. In the spirit of partisan politics, John Oliver wrote a few books of his own such as Help! Mom! The Liberals Gutted the Patriot Act and Now There's a Suitcase Bomb Under My Bed!, Heather Had Two Mommies Now Heather's A Prostitute, and Casper: The Third Trimester Aborted Ghost.moreless
  • Chris Matthews
    Chris Matthews
    Episode 124
    10/2/07
    9.5
    Tonight, author of the new book Life's a Campaign: What Politics Has Taught Me About Friendship, Rivalry, Reputation, and Success and host of MSNBC's Hardball, Chris Matthews. Jon begins tonight's show reporting on Senator John McCain's attempt to pander to the religious right by defining his ideal president as being only a Christian in a segment called "Is That Really Necessary?" Next, Jon dives into the judicial branch of government as the Supreme Court begins another term in session. Justice Clarence Thomas took the occasion to release his new book where he states his loathing for liberals in a segment called "Here Comes the Grudge". Senior Legal Analyst Jason Jones discusses Thomas' partisan rage and how that might effect his impartiality, along with the pubic hair/Coke can/Anita Hill incident (otherwise known as the "furry pop top"). Finally, Jon looks at the media's use of experts to report on news that hasn't happened in a segment called "The Daily Show's Specularium". Jon assembles his group of experts including Aasif Mandvi, Samantha Bee, John Oliver, & Rob Riggle. Tonight's predicitions: 1.) Will John McCain drop out of the presidential race? 2.) A review of past predictions on the Iraq War with mustache-sporting Aasif Mandvi and Rob Riggle in a feature called "Mark My Words", & 3.) The groups predictions on the future in a feature called "I hate to speculate, but..."moreless
  • Jack Cafferty
    Jack Cafferty
    Episode 123
    10/1/07
    9.1
    Tonight, author of It's Getting Ugly Out There: The Frauds, Bunglers, Liars, and Losers Who Are Hurting America and a reporter from CNN's The Situation Room, Jack Cafferty.

    Tonight, Jon begins with "Clusterf@#k to the White House" as the four frontrunner Republican candidates skipped several debates hosted by gays, bloggers, hispanics, blacks, & evangelical Christians. Larry Wilmore and John Oliver go down to the African-American debate held at Baltimore's Morgan State University and hosted by Tavis Smiley to see why the top tier Republican candidates snubbed the debate and perhaps don't care about minority voters.

    Finally, Jon gives us yet another unknown Dicktoid in a segment called "You Don't Know Dick". Dick Cheney apparently went to Utah for 2 hours last Friday to meet with the Council for National Policy, a conservative group that meets in secret at undisclosed locations and whose membership remains unknown.moreless
  • Ken Burns
    Ken Burns
    Episode 122
    9/27/07
    9.2
    Tonight, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns promotes his new documentary The War, a seven part series on how WWII impacted American life. Jon begins tonight's show with President Bush's slip-up during a speech promoting's his new education policy. Next, Congress takes on hip-hop and its racy lyrics in a segment called "Straight Outta Congress". Then, Jon looks at the controversy surrounding the MoveOn.org Petraeus ad in a segment called "'BAD'vertising". Finally, Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore investigates Bill O'Reilly's comments that a black owned soul food restaurant named Sylvia's in Harlem is like any other white restaurant in New York City.moreless
  • Jamie Foxx
    Jamie Foxx
    Episode 121
    9/26/07
    9.1
    Tonight, actor and star of the new movie The Kingdom, Jamie Foxx. Jon begins tonight's show with a good ole fashion battle between two rival political leaders, Bush vs. Ahmadinejad, in a segment called "Showdown at the U.N. Corral". Bush spends little time talking about Iraq and Iran, spending most of the time insulting other nations including Cuba, whose U.N. delegation walked out of Bush's speech. Senior Diplomatic Analyst Aasif Mandvi talked about the various reactions U.N. delegates had when their countries were insulted by Bush. Finally, Lewis Black returns in "Back in Black". Lewis discusses his disdain with the design of the new queer $5 bill, the CW's new show called CW Now sponsored by Wal-Mart and plugged constantly trying to sell Halo 3, and finally phony veteran's trying to get free treatment at veteran's hospitals.moreless
  • Evo Morales
    Evo Morales
    Episode 120
    9/25/07
    9.1
    Tonight, the current President of Bolivia, Evo Morales. Jon begins tonight's show with Hillary Clinton, who spent last Sunday morning hitting all 5 morning talk shows to show off her humanity by laughing at almost anything. Next, "Ahmadine Minute" continues with angry N.Y. Jews and off the street N.Y. tough guys voicing their loud opinions bashing the Iranian President, the President of Columbia University introducing Ahmadinejad while insulting him, and finally Ahmadinejad himself claiming that there are no homosexuals in Iran. Finally, Dan Bakkedahl reports on the Mexican immigration crisis up in Canada in a segment called "The Cost of Freedom: Canadian Edition".moreless
  • John Bowe
    John Bowe
    Episode 119
    9/24/07
    8.8
    Tonight, journalist and author of Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy, John Bowe. Jon begins tonight's show with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visit to New York City in a segment called "Ahmadine Minute". His visit sparked some controversy when Ahmadinejad wanted to visit the 9/11 site and when Columbia University invited him to speak. "Clusterf@#k to the White House" continues as the Democrats debate in front of the AARP in a segment called "The World According to AARP". One of the highlights of the debate was the fly circling from one candidates head to the next. The Republicans chose to speak in front of one of their key base groups, the NRA. Some of the highlights, Giuliani's anti-gun stance has changed because of, you guessed it, 9/11. As Jon notes, Giuliani has a problem always talking about 9/11. This is tragically due to Guiliani's medical condition, 9/11 Tourette's. Finally, Senior Historical Perspectivist Buck Henry drops by to talk with Jon about how choosing presidential candidates through the primary process has changed over the years and how come Iowa and New Hampshire are so important as early primary state's in a segment called "The Henry Stops Here".moreless
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    Episode 118
    9/20/07
    9.3
    Tonight, former President Bill Clinton promotes his new book, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World. Jon begins tonight's show reporting on Bush's press conference where he criticicized Democrat's new SCHIP health insurance bill and also said that lack of progress in Iraq is partly due to Iraqi's "recovering from Saddam Hussein's brutal rule". "Mess O'Potomac" continues as Jon shows us how the Democrat's promise 9 months ago has changed from ending the Iraq War to giving the troops more time off. Finally, Jon reports on the controversy surrounding the new CBS reality series Kid Nation in a segment called "3'10" to Yuma". Senior Child Correspondent Dan Bakkedahl report's live from the new nation and talks about how he has dominated the children and become their overlord.moreless
  • Gen. Wesley Clark
    Gen. Wesley Clark
    Episode 117
    9/19/07
    9.0
    Tonight, former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and author of A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor and Country, Gen. Wesley Clark. Jon begins tonight's show reporting on a popular YouTube video of a University of Florida student being tasered at a John Kerry speech. Next, "Clusterf@#k to the White House" continues as the media reminisce about the year 1994 with helicopters once again following O.J. Simpson as he was released from jail while at the same time talking about Hillary Clinton's health care plan, which was also first released back in 1994. As Jon notes, conservatives wasted no time criticizing 'Hillary Care'. Finally, Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore shares his opinions on O.J.'s innocence or guilt and answers for African-Americans who supported him because he's black. Lucky for African-Americans, Larry says it's okay to no longer support O.J.moreless
  • Alan Greenspan
    Alan Greenspan
    Episode 116
    9/18/07
    8.8
    Tonight, former Federal Reserve Chairman and author of The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World, Alan Greenspan. Jon begins tonight with a look at the burgeoning new O.J. Simpson story and the media's spin on the phrase, "What goes on in Vegas, stays in Vegas". Next, Jon tries to sum up Alberto Gonzales in three words as Alberto enjoyed his last day as Attorney General last Friday in a segment called "That's Al Folks". Finally, Samantha Bee asks the question, "Are We Ready For A Woman President?"moreless
  • Douglas Farah
    Douglas Farah
    Episode 115
    9/13/07
    8.7
    Tonight, journalist and author of Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible, Douglas Farah. Jon begins tonight's show with an update on Senator John McCain's Straight Talk Express bus now changed into the No Surrender bus. Jon called John over the phone to see how the new bus was treating the Senator. Next, Jon talks about Petraeus' Senate testimony and the 7 minutes allowed per Senator to ask their questions in a segment called "Iraq Me: Dave Petraeus". Senator Barbara Boxer spent the entire 7 minutes not asking a single question. Finally, Samantha Bee in a segment called "This Week In God: Back to School Edition". The religious topics this evening: a plan to teach Arabic in a public school in Brooklyn whose principal was eventually fired for a white Jewish lady, footbaths for Muslims in a university unisex bathroom, and a religious university created by the founder of Dominoes pizza.moreless
  • Robert Draper
    Robert Draper
    Episode 114
    9/12/07
    8.7
    Tonight, author of Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush, Robert Draper. Jon begins tonight's show with some news out of Russia. It seem Vladimir Putin not only dissolved his government by firing his prime minister and his entire cabinet, but also exploded the "father of all bombs", which despite its capability of evaporating all life, is also environmentally friendly. Next, Jon reports on some screaming war protesters at General Petraeus' hearing in a segment called "You're Not Helping". Jon then reports on the Democratic debates on the spanish channel Univision in a segment called "Clusterf@#k a la Casa Blanca". Some of the highlights, candidate Bill Richardson was barred from speaking Spanish so as not to gain an unfair advantage, the major topic for the night was of course immigration, and the Republican version was cancelled because only John McCain signed up. Finally, John Oliver speaks with the Qatari ambassador to the U.N. about a little unknown country called Qatar in a segment called "Oliver's Travels".moreless
  • Jodie Foster
    Jodie Foster
    Episode 113
    9/11/07
    9.1
    Tonight, actress Jodie Foster promotes her new movie, The Brave One. Jon begins tonight's show reporting on the overly hyped Petraeus report on the progress made in Iraq in a segment called "Iraq Me Dave Petraeus". As Jon notes, Petraeus' testimony before the House had some mic problems. Petraeus also gave a disclaimer before officially testifying saying that he wrote the report himself and not the White House. But as Jon shows us in back to back clips, Petraeus and Bush essentially speak the same language. Resident Expert John Hodgman stopped by to talk with Jon about his keys to success and how Bush consistently redefines failure as success.moreless
  • Jeff Garlin
    Jeff Garlin
    Episode 112
    9/10/07
    8.8
    Tonight, comedian Jeff Garlin promotes his new movie I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With and the airing of new shows for Curb Your Enthusiasm. Jon begins tonight's show with news that Senator Larry Craig filed court papers to withdraw his guilty plea over the bathroom sex bust. Senior Public Restroom Correspondent Rob Corddry returns to the show after spending a year undercover at the Minneapolis Int'l Airport. Rob discusses the in's and out's of gay bathroom sex etiquette. Jon concludes the segment with a song highlighting the juicy details about the Craig scandal with a hip-hop singer in a segment called "R-Party: Trapped in the Closet". Finally, "Mess O'Potamia" continues with the Petraus report coming out today and Bush's 6 hour trip to Iraq last week. Senior Foreign Policy Analyst Rob Riggle talked about the progress Bush saw with his own eyes during his short trip inside a heavily fortified part of Iraq's Anbar province.moreless
  • Lt. Col. John Nagl
    Lt. Col. John Nagl
    Episode 111
    8/23/07
    8.7
    Tonight, one of the military's staff who helped write the Counterinsurgency Field Manual, Lt. Col. John Nagl. Jon first reports on President Bush, who goes over a list of America's past wars to gain support for the Iraq War in a segment called "War Wars". Bush has also apparently changed his mind and is now comparing Iraq to Vietnam, saying that America's mistake was not starting the Vietnam War, but ending it. Senior Political Correspondent Aasif Mandvi reviews Bush's speech from Crawford TX talking about the potential benefits of prolonging the Vietnam War. For instance, Bush would have prolonged his college career to avoid being sent over to Vietnam and would have become a smarter man. Another added benefit, the splendor that would be the Vietnam Memorial, which could be seen from space as it stretches from D.C. to Times Square with the names of the victims. Finally, Senior Baghdad Correspondent Rob Riggle files his final report from Iraq in a segment called "Operation Thundering Cameltoe". Riggle reviews some of the highlights of his visit by writing a letter to his mom. Riggle's favorite part of the trip, shooting different kinds of machine guns into the sand.moreless
  • Sen. Barack Obama
    Sen. Barack Obama
    Episode 110
    8/22/07
    9.2
    Tonight, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama. Jon begins tonight reporting on the impatience President Bush is trying to quell about the Iraq War and the concerns over the Iraqi Parliament's vacation time in August due to the 130 degree heat in Iraq. Jon goes to Senior Baghdad Correspondent Rob Riggle who's in Iraq in a segment called "Operation Macho Kick-Ass". Riggle shows us some clips of American troops wishing the Iraqi Parliament a good vacation as they do menial tasks around Iraq. Finally, Jon reports on the complex intricacies that is American foreign policy in a segment called "America To The Rescue". For example, invading Iraq has strengthened Iran, creating fear in Saudi Arabia, leading to the U.S. selling $20 billion of weapons to the Saudi's, thus intimidating the Israeli's who are afraid of Hamas which is supported by the Saudi's, causing the U.S. to increase military aid to Israel by 25% or $30 billion over 10 years. This smart foreign policy experience is nothing new. As Jon shows us from back in 1990, the U.S. helped liberate Kuwait, which was invaded by Iraq, who was armed by the U.S. to fight Iran, leading also to American troops being stationed in Saudi Arabia to alleviate fears that Saddam might strike there, pissing off Osama bin Laden, who was fighting the Russians in Afghanistan with weapons given to him by the U.S.moreless
  • Alan Weisman
    Alan Weisman
    Episode 109
    8/21/07
    8.9
    Tonight, journalist and author of The World Without Us, Alan Weisman. Jon begins tonight reporting on NBC Sports coverage of the Michael Vick guilty plea. The coverage was apparently more concerned about Vick's career and the gambling aspect of the dogfighting scandal. Jon then goes to Senior Baghdad Correspondent Rob Riggle who's in Iraq in a segment called "Operation: Fluffy Bunny". Rep. Mike Pence once compared Iraq to a summer market in Indiana. Riggle shows us the subtle similarities between Indiana and Iraq. Finally, Jon reports on Karl Rove's farewell tour on the Sunday morning talk show circuit and reviews some of Karl Rove's greatest hits in a segment called "Superbad".moreless
  • Nikolas Kozloff
    Nikolas Kozloff
    Episode 108
    8/20/07
    9.1
    Tonight, author of Hugo Chavez: Oil, Politics, and the Challenge to the U.S., Nikolas Kozloff. Jon begins the show tonight going live from Baghdad to the show's two Senior Baghdad Correspondent's, Rob Riggle & Aasif Mandvi in a segment called "Operation Silent Thunder". The two correspondent's compete to prove who really is in Iraq. Riggle prevails and ends the segment showing us some of his experiences in Iraq. Jon then reports on the Democrats, who for the 27th time meet to debate in a continuing show segment, "Clusterf@#k to the White House". Some of the big highlights was the fly landing on Sen. Chris Dodd's head and the camera's intense focus on Dennis Kucinich's very attractive wife, even when Kucinich wasn't speaking. Finally, Jon reports on Hugo Chavez who is consolodating his power by attempting to eliminate presidential term limits, silencing a television channel which is critical of his policies, and buying $3 billion worth of weapons in case the U.S. invades.moreless
  • Sen. John McCain
    Sen. John McCain
    Episode 107
    8/16/07
    8.7
    Tonight, Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain promotes his new book, Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them. Jon first reports on the China toy recall crisis in a segment called "Great Recall of China". Senior Plaything Analyst John Oliver reports from his play room on this breaking story. And finally "Cluster@#k to the White House" continues with Jon reporting on Hillary Clinton who refuses to share her personal papers from when she was in the White House with Bill. Also, Jon shows various clips of presidential candidates going to hospitals; Clinton steps in the shoes of a nurse, Edwards shaves an old man, & Obama cleans a hospital room.moreless
  • Stephen F. Hayes
    Stephen F. Hayes
    Episode 106
    8/15/07
    9.1
    Tonight, author of Cheney: The Untold Story of America's Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President, Stephen F. Hayes. Jon first reports on the recent visit of Nicolas Sarkozy with President Bush in Maine. Senior Western White House Correspondent Samantha Bee reports from Crawford, TX with some record breaking news. Bush has taken 423 vacation days and is on the verge of breaking Ronald Reagans 436. Next, Larry Wilmore asks the question, "Is America Ready For A Black President?" Larry looks at Obama and whether he's black enough to be considered black and also uses the Negrometer to determine how black a president America is ready for. Finally, Jon shows us a 1994 video of Dick Cheney explaining why it was good thing we didn't invade Baghdad during the first Iraq War in a segment called "Even Dick Don't Know Dick". His predictions back in 1994, his concern that if Saddam is removed what would be put in its place, that Iraq will splinter off into separate parts if the central government falls, and that it would be a quagmire as far as handling it, all came true.moreless
  • Denis Leary
    Denis Leary
    Episode 105
    8/14/07
    9.3
    Tonight, star of the show Rescue Me, Denis Leary. Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, and now Rove gone, Jon begins tonight reporting on the new blood being injected into the Bush administration in a segment called "Rice & Ripken: Together at... Why!?" Condoleeza Rice announced that Cal Ripken Jr. will be a U.S. public diplomacy envoy, who's first mission is to go to China. Jon then reports on the recent Democratic candidates forum on the channel Logo, a channel geared towards homosexuals in a segment called "Clusterf@#k to the White House: Divas Live". Melissa Etheridge was one of the participants questioning the Democrats, all the while, constantly talking about herself. Jon then shows various clips of the candidates trying to support the gay community, while at the same time trying to show the rest of the country that they don't support them, otherwise known as gay marriage golf. Clinton & Obama both almost make it into the hole, Edwards shagged it back into the bunker, & Kucinich gets a hole-in-one by supporting gay rights and marriage. Bill Richardson was also in the spotlight when he said that homosexuals choose to be gay, later explaining his remark by saying that he didn't understand the question due to jet lag. Jon ends the segment by cutting various clips from the forum into a gay sexual innuendo montage proclaimed as "The Daily Show's Most Immature Montage Ever". Finally, Jon reports on the Iowa straw poll in a segment called "Children of the Corn". The winner, Mitt Romney with 30% of the vote, but as Jon shows us, the media doesn't know if that poll even matters. The poll had 40% less people than the poll from 1999, but as the candidates tell us, it was due to the hot 150 degree weather. Jon then explains what the Iowa straw poll actually is, which is basically an informal poll of Republican voters who have to pay a $35 admission fee (usually payed by the candidates to get people to show up).moreless
  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol
    Episode 104
    8/13/07
    8.6
    Tonight, editor of The Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol. Jon begins tonight with a curious tingling sensation running down the back of his spine. Karl Rove resigned from the Bush administation in a segment called "The Departed". Senior White House Correspondent John Oliver talks with Jon about this new story. Finally, Jon talks about the frequent occurrence of memory loss in the Bush administration. Is it some sort of contagious virus? To discover the true cause of this vexing problem, Jon talks with Dr. Mony J. de Leon, Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Center for Brain Health at NYU.moreless
  • Tal Ben-Shahar
    Tal Ben-Shahar
    Episode 103
    8/9/07
    8.8
    Tonight, psychologist and author of Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment, Tal Ben-Shahar. Jon begins tonight reporting on the recent FOX News interview of President Bush with Neil Cavuto in a segment called "President Bush: In His Own Words". Jon pokes fun at all the nonsensical ways Bush tries to get his point across and his attempt to explain to us, 'in other words', how he thinks. Finally, Jon reports on Mitt Romney's five sons who have decided to forego military service for a more nobler cause, getting their dad elected in a segment called "Mess O' Poromnia". Senior Campaign Embedder Aasif Mandvi reports from Iowa about the five brothers struggle.moreless
  • Sen. Joe Biden
    Sen. Joe Biden
    Episode 102
    8/8/07
    8.7
    Tonight, presidential candidate and author of Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, Senator Joe Biden. Jon begins tonight reporting on Barry Bonds hitting 756 homeruns, breaking Hank Aaron's record. Senior Correspondent Rob Riggle talks to Jon about where he was during this historic event. Jon then reports on the missing 200,000 weapons given to Iraqi security forces in a segment called "Going, Going, Gun". General Petraeus explains this mishap by saying it was a clerical error. As Jon notes, this isn't the first time something has gone missing in Iraq. The list includes such things as 380 tons of explosives, 12 billion U.S. taxpayer dollars, & 300,000 barrels a day for four years of Iraqi crude oil. Finally, Buck Henry stopped by to talk about Rupert Murdoch who purchased Dow Jones for $5 billion, which is also the company that owns the Wall Street Journal in a segment called "The Henry Stops Here". Buck talks with Jon about the concern that the Journal will be slanted to the conservative right like Murdoch's other newspapers and media outlets.moreless
  • Andy Samberg
    Andy Samberg
    Episode 101
    8/7/07
    8.2
    Tonight, comedian Andy Samberg from Saturday Night Live and the star of the new movie Hot Rod. Jon begins tonight reporting on Florida Representative Bob Allen who was caught offering money to an undercover police officer for oral sex in a segment called "Clusterf@#k to the White House: Drop and Give Me $20". As Jon notes, Bob Allen authored a bill outlawing the very same lewd acts in public he was caught of and is also the state co-chair of John McCain's campaign. Mr. Allen has a simple explanation for this incident, his fear of black people. Senior Political Correspondent John Oliver talks with Jon about other possible defenses Allen could have used instead of being racist. Clusterf@#k continues as Jon reports on the Democratic meeting in Chicago to debate amongst online bloggers in a segment called "Yearly Kos Convention". The highlight of the event was Hillary Clinton, who says she accepts money from lobbyists because they're real people, but is not influenced by them. Jon then reports on the Republicans who skipped church last Sunday to appear in a forum conducted on ABC where they were asked about one of their biggest mistakes. Finally, Jason Jones reports about a project called Cape Wind that will plant hundreds of wind power plants in Nantucket Sound and the rich people who claim that their beautiful views will be destroyed, including Senator Ted Kennedy.moreless
  • Matt Damon
    Matt Damon
    Episode 100
    8/2/07
    8.8
    Tonight, actor and star of the new film The Bourne Ultimatum, Matt Damon. Jon begins tonight with another Dick Cheney fun fact in a segment called "You Don't Know Dick". When Dick was secretary of defense for the first President Bush, he met with King Hassan of Morocco. As the meeting started, the king put a small silver box containing a fragment of the Koran in his translator's hand and swore him to secrecy on pain of death, whereupon Cheney said, "Damn, I need one of those”. Next, Jon reports on how the presidential candidates use food in there internet clips in a segment called "Indecision v. 2.008: Food Edition". Jon shows us various clips: the Clintons eating at a Dairy Queen, dinner with Barack contest winners converse, Edwards eats at Wendy's for his 30th anniversary, and Giuliani apparently doesn't eat food, just terrorists. Finally, "Clusterf@#k to the White House" continues as Clinton v. Obama duke it out over whether they should talk to controversial foreign leaders like Castro and such. As Jon notes, the media overhype the story with some choice boxing metaphors.moreless
  • Jed Babbin
    Jed Babbin
    Episode 99
    8/1/07
    8.6
    Tonight, former deputy undersecretary of defense during the first Bush administration and author of In The Words of Our Enemies, Jed Babbin. Jon begins tonight reporting on a "giant squid having sex with bigfoot" moment as both Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney were on television yesterday answering questions. Jon first reports on Rumsfeld who was called before the Senate to answer questions about the friendly fire death/coverup of Pat Tillman in a segment called "The Rummy Returns". As Jon notes, even though Rumsfeld has been out of the game for awhile, he jumps right back in not recalling anything. Next, Jon reports on Dick Cheney who was interviewed by CNN's Larry King in a segment called "I Now Pronounce You Dick & Larry". Jon highlights the better parts of the interview, such as Cheney's lack of regret & disregard of polls. Finally, Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore talks with Jon about the recent stock market losses because of problems in the housing market due to sub-prime loans. Larry suggests this is a method employed by African-Americans to get back at the man, even going so far as saying sub-prime is the financial n-word.moreless
  • Lewis Gordon Pugh
    Lewis Gordon Pugh
    Episode 98
    7/31/07
    9.0
    Tonight, swimmer & environmentalist Lewis Gordon Pugh. Jon begins tonight reporting on an old Daily Show favorite, Senator Ted Stevens in a segment called "Buy-Cameral Legislature". The FBI & IRS raided Senator Stevens Alaskan home due to allegations that he took oil company bribes in return for lucrative state contracts. As Jon reports, Stevens is being investigated due to his relationship with Bill Allen, an oil company contractor who was convicted this year of bribing state lawmakers. Stevens' home renovation more than doubled the size of his home & was overseen by Allen who's company has made millions in federal contracts. Senior Legislative Correspondent Jason Jones discusses some recent stories of political corruption. Jon then reports on the media's focus on the amount of cleavage shown and clothing worn by the presidential candidates in a segment called "Indecision '08". Resident Expert John Hodgman talks to Jon about how this focus on style over substance has reared it's face in the history of presidential politics via television and radio. Finally, Aasif Mandvi reports on the effect the recent intercontinental Live Earth concert has had on our country and culture. As we see from Aasif's report, raising awareness for global warming through crass consumerism is worth it, especially for Bon Jovi fans.moreless
  • Alastair Campbell
    Alastair Campbell
    Episode 97
    7/30/07
    8.8
    Tonight, former press secretary to Tony Blair as well as the author of The Blair Years: The Alastair Campbell Diaries, Alastair Campbell. Jon begins tonight with some sports news as Iraq's soccer team defeats Saudi Arabia in the Asian Cup in a segment called "Achieving Our Goooal". Senior "Football" Correspondent John Oliver talked about the celebrations in the streets of Iraq resulting in only seven deaths for the day, a record low for Iraq. Jon then talks about Sen. Patrick Leahy who issued a subpoena for Karl Rove to testify about the fired U.S. attorney's scandal in a segment called "The Sworn Supremacy". Also, Senior White House Correspondent Aasif Mandvi talks about the use of contempt by the Bush administration. Finally, Jon reports on Britain's new prime minister Gordon Brown who had a sleepover with Bush at Camp David in a segment called "Foxy Brown". As Jon notes, Bush has a new British lapdog.moreless
  • Robert Dallek
    Robert Dallek
    Episode 96
    7/26/07
    8.9
    Tonight, presidential historian and author of Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power, Robert Dallek. Jon begins tonight's show reporting on a story from New Zealand in a segment called "Kiwi the People". The democratically elected government of New Zealand banned the use of any footage from their Parliament for the purpose of satire, ridicule, or denigration. Jon comes to the rescue, taking some footage of their Parliament and spices it up with some political satire and fart jokes. Jon also reports on the suspensions of cyclists in the Tour de France for suspected drug use in a segment called "The Audacity of Dope". Then, Senior Flood Correspondent John Oliver reports from the top of London's Big Ben due to the massive flooding of Great Britain in a segment called "London Flooding". Finally, Jason Jones reports on a lazy Las Vegas man who rents a scooter used for disabled people to move around the city in a segment called "High Rollers".moreless
  • Rob Gifford
    Rob Gifford
    Episode 95
    7/25/07
    9.1
    Tonight, a correspondent on National Public Radio and author of China Road: A Journey into the Future of a Rising Power, Rob Gifford. Jon begins tonight reporting on the House Judiciary Committee citing Josh Bolten and Harriet Miers with contempt of Congress for refusing to testify under oath about the Alberto Gonzalez firings. Who enforces this contempt of Congress charge, why Alberto Gonzalez of course. Jon continues by looking at Alberto's testimony yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a segment called "Hearing Problems". Alberto's 'I don't recalls' have transformed into flat out refusals to answer any questions. Senior White House Correspondent Rob Riggle discusses the situation with Jon. Finally, Lewis Black in "Back in Black". Lewis takes on professional athletes beginning with Barry Bonds who is about to break the all time home run record while on steroids, NFL quarterback Michael Vick arrested for running a dogfight, & NBA referee Tim Donaghy for fixing several games he bet on.moreless
  • Robert Pallitto
    Robert Pallitto
    Episode 94
    7/24/07
    9.2
    Tonight, political scientist and author of Presidential Secrecy and the Law, Robert Pallitto. Jon devotes the entire episode to the CNN YouTube debate last night in a segment called "Indecision v.2.008". Senior Political Reporter Jason Jones talks about his concern that everyday people asking candidates questions threatens real life reporters. Finally, John Oliver takes over Demitri Martin's "Trendspotting" and asks the question whether the YouTube debate has youthanized politics.moreless
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Episode 93
    7/23/07
    8.9
    Tonight, astrophysicist and the host of the new PBS show NOVA ScienceNOW, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Jon begins tonight reporting on the short lived presidency of Dick Cheney last Saturday in a segment called "The Cheney Presidency Remembered". While Bush was undergoing a colonoscopy and had to be under anasthesia, Dick Cheney was President for 2 hours. Jon gives a blow by blow account of this event, taking us on a tour of Bush's colon and Cheney's short lived attempt to start another war. Senior Presidential Historian Samantha Kearns Bee talks about the history of this temporary transfer of power in her new book on the Cheney presidency called "Classified, Assified, or Grassified: Nobody Presides for Free, The Cheney Presidency". Jon then reports on the ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, who talked with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee via a 60" plasma television from Iraq in a continuing show segment called "Mess O' Potomac". Technical difficulties riddled the Senates attempt to talk with Crocker. Crocker summed up his update on Iraq in one word, fear. Finally, Jon talks about Bush's use of so-called experts in segment called "Expert Tease".moreless
  • Adam Sandler
    Adam Sandler
    Episode 92
    7/19/07
    8.7
    Tonight, Adam Sandler promotes his new movie I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Jon begins by going to Senior Literary Correspondent John Oliver who's at a local NYC bookstore with a report on the upcoming final Harry Potter book in a segment called "Harry Potter and the Endless Build Up". Jon then reports on the current state of Al Qaeda in a segment called "Return of the Jihad". Bush's rhetoric over the years that the terrorist group has weakened is contradictory to a recent National Intelligence Estimate stating that Al Qaeda is stronger than ever. The Bush administration insists that they were right to invade Iraq because it has weakened the terrorists, yet we need to continue to stay in Iraq because of how strong the terrorists are there. Jon talks with Senior Political Correspondent Aasif Mandvi about this mind boggling contradiction. Finally, Jon reports on the death of the loving Jew hating mouse Farfour from the Hamas run children's show Pioneers of Tomorrow who was killed by an Israeli agent for refusing to turn over Palestinian lands in a segment called "Farfour 2007-2007". Farfour's replacement is his cousin, a giant bee named Nahoul. Jon then shows us the Israeli response in a clip from a Jewish run children's program called Dr. Bagelman's Hour of Hate.moreless
  • Matt Groening
    Matt Groening
    Episode 91
    7/18/07
    8.8
    Tonight, the creator of The Simpsons, who is also promoting the upcoming Simpsons Movie, Matt Groening. Jon begins the show tonight commenting on the Atlanta Falcons quarterback arrested for dogfighting. Jon then reports on the Senate all-nighter as Dems try to tire Republicans out with debate over the Iraq War in a segment called "C-Span After Dark". As Jon notes, the all-night session had a simple message, 'Let Us Vote'. Dems want to vote on an amendment that would bring the troops home by next April while the Republicans are using a filibuster to block them from even voting. The final tally, 52-47, short of the 60 votes needed. Political Theatre Critic John Oliver highlights some of the more dramatic aspects of the Senate debates. Washington Bureau Chief Aasif Mandvi talks with Jon about the sacrifice Senators made in staying up all night.moreless
  • Christopher Walken
    Christopher Walken
    Episode 90
    7/17/07
    8.9
    Tonight, actor Christopher Walken promotes his new movie Hairspray. Jon begins tonight reporting on Louisiana Senator David Vitter, who recently was found to be on the D.C. madam's phone list. So you think the Bush administration can't sink any lower with all the scandals surrounding them right now, well Jon has a surprise for us in a segment called "You Have No Idea!" Former Bush administration Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona was not allowed to speak at the Special Olympics because the Kennedy's support the Olympics. Also, Dr. Carmona had to mention Bush in a positive light at his speaking engagements, a minimum of 3 times. His homophobic replacement Dr. John Holsinger was a worthy replacement, as Jon notes from Dr. Holsinger's reports writing in graphic detail about a scientific basis as to why homosexuality is abnormal. Finally, Jon reports on the Catholic church sex abuse scandal in a segment called "Hot & Fathered". The church settled the case with 508 abused victims for $660 million. As Jon notes, half the money comes from the church's sex abuse insurance coverage and it will all be distributed according to the degree of abuse, as assessed by the insurance claims adjuster. L.A. Correspondent Samantha Bee gives Hollywood's reaction to the settlement.moreless
  • Josh Rushing
    Josh Rushing
    Episode 89
    7/16/07
    9.0
    Tonight, author of Mission Al Jazeera: Build a Bridge, Seek the Truth, Change the World, U.S. Marine Captain Josh Rushing, a former press officer for U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) during the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.

    Jon returns after two weeks off and begins by reporting on the Scooter Libby commutation.

    Next, Jon reports on the 'progress' made in Iraq the last two weeks in "Mess O'Potomac". As the Iraqi Parliament is taking off the whole month of August because of the sweltering heat in Baghdad, Jon reports on the Iraqi report card released by the Bush administration last week. Jon also shows us the political contortions used by the Bush administration to sell this progress. Senior Military Affairs Correspondent Rob Riggle talks with Jon about these latest developments.

    Finally, John Oliver files a report on Sen. James Inhofe's proposal to make English the official language of the U.S. in a segment called "Language Burier".moreless
  • Claire Danes
    Claire Danes
    Episode 88
    6/28/07
    8.5
    Tonight, actress Claire Danes promotes her new movie Evening.

    Jon begins again with tonight's "You Don't Know Dick" as we learn that Dick Cheney invented his own top secret fication stamp that he stamps documents with. In other Cheney news, Cheney once told Senator Patrick Leahy to go f*ck himself. Well today, Leahy got his revenge and sent a subpoena to the V.P. to obtain info on the administrations wiretap program.

    Next, Jon reports on the immigration bill that was resurrected only to be killed once again in a segment called "Mexican Standoff". Resident Expert John Hodgman reports on the debate over this bill, including footage of some media pundits who claim illegal aliens bring in disease and criminals into the U.S.

    Finally, the iPhone is coming out this Friday and Senior Technology Correspondent Rob Riggle will do anything to get his hands on one, including kicking over baby strollers.moreless
  • Michael Moore
    Michael Moore
    Episode 87
    6/27/07
    8.1
    Tonight, director Michael Moore promotes his new documentary, Sicko.

    Jon begins the show with another installment of "You Don't Know Dick". Tonight's little 'Dick nugget' is the fact that the Vice President's residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory is blocked out of Google Earth and pixelated. This is due to the fact that whatever Cheney touches, pixelates instantly.

    Next, "Clusterf@#k to the White House". Jon reports on Giuliani's visit to Pat Robertson's Regent University and one of Giuliani's aid indicted on cocaine charges. Jon also reports on Former EPA Administrator Christie Todd Whitman who testified in front of a House subcommittee defending why she allowed 9/11 rescue workers to work in unsafe breathing conditions, proclaiming at the time that the air was safe to breathe.

    Finally, Lewis Black in "Back in Black". Lewis talks about how right-wingers are trying to make the internet more conservative. Rupert Murdoch who owns Fox News is trying to control the left-wing liberal conspiracy machine by trying to buy it, namely trying to buy the parent company of The Wall Street Journal. Also, Wikipedia has its own conservative version called Conservapedia where it describes homosexuality as an immoral act. Youtube has spun off and been transformed by conservatives into QubeTV, which simply posts conservative video links off of Youtube like a video of Obama morphing into Osama bin Laden. Lewis ends his report telling us about a Daily Show spin-off show on Fox called the 1/2 Hour News Hour.moreless
  • Bruce Willis
    Bruce Willis
    Episode 86
    6/26/07
    9.2
    Tonight, actor Bruce Willis promotes his new movie Live Free or Die Hard.

    Jon begins tonight's show with something you might not know about our illustrious Vice President in a segment called "You Don't Know Dick". Dick Cheney apparently has a man-sized safe in his office that he uses to store his 'workaday business'.

    Next, Jon reports on four recent Supreme Court decisions in a segment called "Decisions '07". Jon creates a spinner out of the swing vote judge on the court, Anthony Kennedy. Unfortunately, Kennedy sided with the conservative side of the court in every 5-4 decision. Senior Political Analyst Samantha Bee talks with Jon about the make-up of the Supreme Court and the fact that Cheney is a Supreme Court judge too. Finally, "Trendspotting with Demetri Martin". Youth correspondent Demetri Martin talks about credit cards and how they they target college campuses. Demetri finds this to be a good thing as going deeper into debt is alright since were all gonna die someday anyway.moreless
  • Steve Vogel
    Steve Vogel
    Episode 85
    6/25/07
    8.9
    Tonight, author of The Pentagon: A History, Steve Vogel.

    Jon begins tonight with a report on Dick Cheney in a segment called "Dick Move". Cheney refuses to comply with the Information Security Oversight Office, a unit of the National Archives that monitors the Executive Branch's handling of classified information. As Jon reports, Cheney sought to abolish this oversight unit with a shotgun, but when that didn't work, Cheney argued that he is not part of the Executive Branch of government and therefore not subject to an executive order asking him to relinquish information. Senior White House Correspondent John Oliver talked with Jon about how Cheney is his own separate branch of government.

    Finally, Jason Jones reports on a man who gave his Purple Heart to President Bush because of the emotional pains and criticism Bush is experiencing in a segment called "Heart Attack".moreless
  • Greg Bear
    Greg Bear
    Episode 84
    6/21/07
    8.7
    Tonight, author Greg Bear promotes his new novel Quantico.

    Jon begins tonight's show with "Clusterf@#k to the White House" and Obama's decision to allow visitors of his web site to download Obama ringtones, a mixture of hip music and Obama catchphrases. Jon then reports on the Democrats visit with the AFSCME union where they had nothing but high praise for unions.

    Jon also reports on the 2007 graduating class of a Taliban terrorist school, showing video clips of suicide bombers graduating from their training camp in a segment called "Oh, the Places You'll Blow!".

    Finally, Senior Health & Posture Reporter Rob Riggle talks with Jon about how Americans are now shorter by average than most people in other industrialized country's in a segment called "Stature of Liberty".moreless
  • Fareed Zakaria
    Fareed Zakaria
    Episode 83
    6/20/07
    8.9
    Tonight, journalist Fareed Zakaria.

    "Clusterf@#k to the White House" continues as Jon reports on Hillary Clinton's new campaign song, a parody of The Sopranos series finale. Hillary's campaign song choice, Celine Dion's "You and I".

    Also, Jon reports on New York's Mayor Bloomberg leaving the Republican party and becoming an independent. His move made for some tasty media fodder as they speculate whether Bloomberg as well as many others like Al Gore will run for President in a segment called "May or May Not".

    Finally, Jon reports on The Vatican issuing 10 commandments for driving in a segment called "Jesus Take the Wheel". Senior Vatican Correspondent John Oliver talks with Jon about these new commandments.moreless
  • Brian Williams
    Brian Williams
    Episode 82
    6/19/07
    8.9
    Tonight, journalist and anchor of NBC's Nightly News, Brian Williams.

    "Mess O' Potamia" continues as Jon begins tonight's show with a report about a major new offensive by U.S. forces in Iraq. Unfortunately, this not only causes the insurgents to just move to another part of Iraq, but allows the media to use one of there favorite analogies, Whac-A-Mole. Also, September seems to be the deadline month to see if the Iraq troop surge is working. But as Jon reports, General Petraeus said that for the surge to effective, it would require 9-10 years.

    Finally, Samantha Bee reports on the scourge that is the American insurgency and how losing our nerve for the Iraq War will cause us to lose the war in a segment called "Americans Among Us: The Enemy Within".moreless
  • Steve Carell
    Steve Carell
    Episode 81
    6/18/07
    8.7
    Tonight, actor and comedian Steve Carell promotes his new movie Evan Almighty.

    With so much going on in the Middle East, Jon begins the show and leaves it up to chance by spinning the spinner to see which part of the Middle East he will cover. The winner, the Gaza Strip. Another good old fashioned civil war is in the making as Jon reports on the infighting between Fatah and Hamas in a segment called "Crisis in Gaza: Warportunity in the Middle East". Senior Gaza Correspondent Aasif Mandvi talks with Jon about this recent development.

    Finally, Senior Movie Reviewer Rob Riggle reviews Evan Almighty in a segment called "Shits & Riggles". He said the movie was really bad, mainly due to the fact that that he is jealous of Steve Carell's booming career.moreless
  • Angelina Jolie
    Angelina Jolie
    Episode 80
    6/14/07
    8.7
    Tonight, actress Angelina Jolie promotes her new movie A Mighty Heart.

    Jon begins the show tonight by showing us the duplicity of White House Press Secretary Tony Snow. Two months ago, Snow said the 8 fired U.S. attorneys were fired for performance reasons. Yesterday, Snow said he never said that.

    "Clusterf@#k to the White House" continues with Jon reporting on Giuliani's 12 easily mockable commitments, Romney's flip floppery on abortion, & McCain's drunken bout with a burger. Jon then highlights the candidates use of the internet in their campaigns such as: buying Rudy Giuliani gear, dinner with Barack, Hillary Clinton's theme song videos, & Gravel's creepy "Rock" video.

    Finally, Jon reports on a bit of controversy over at the Weather Channel who's chief climatologist said that no meteorologist should get a seal of approval by the American Meteorological Society if they do not speak about global warming. Senator James Inhoffe (R -Oklahoma) was quite mad saying that the Weather Channel uses fear to increase ratings. Jon shows us a local weather promo ad from Oklahoma that will really scare you into watching the weather report.moreless
  • Allan Brandt
    Allan Brandt
    Episode 79
    6/13/07
    8.4
    Tonight, the author of The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America, Allan Brandt.

    "Mess O'Potamia" continues as Jon reports on the second bombing of a holy Shi'ite mosque in Samara by insurgents. Jon reports on Bush's war czar Douglas Lute who says that progress in the war is uneven. Jon also talks about how the military is now fighting alongside the very same insurgents they were fighting against, which brings to mind that old adage, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. The segment ends with Senior Iraq Correspondent Aasif Mandvi talking with Jon about these new developments in Iraq.

    Finally, Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore didn't have much to say about any African-American related news, so after putting on a Detroit Red Wings cap he became a Senior Mexican Correspondent and talked with Jon about immigration reform.moreless
  • Bob Shrum
    Bob Shrum
    Episode 78
    6/12/07
    8.9
    Tonight, political consultant and author of No Excuses: Concessions of a Serial Campaigner, Bob Shrum.

    Jon begins tonight with the Senate's debate over whether they should even vote on the immigration bill in a segment called "Kill Bill". Jon then reports on Alberto Gonzales' no confidence vote in the Senate, again, to see if they should vote on it at all, in a segment called "Kill Bill Volume 2".

    Finally, Samantha Bee reports on whether the U.S. is ready for some of the various presidential candidates and reports on some of the crazier aspects of Mormonism in a segment called "Is America Ready for a Mormon President?"moreless
  • David Steinberg
    David Steinberg
    Episode 77
    6/11/07
    8.9
    Tonight, comedian and author of The Book of David, David Steinberg.

    Jon begins with the weekends big story as Peter Pace, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was ousted from his position. As CNN attempted to cover this major news story, they were interrupted by the biggest news story of them all, Paris Hilton entering a car going to jail. Jon shows us that as reluctant as CNN was in covering this story, they did it all day anyway.

    Next, Jon covers Bush's trip to Europe where Bush was treated like a rock star in Albania in a segment called "Albaniacs". Jon calls Dennis Miller for some help in creating a Bush/Albania joke. Bush also met with the Pope for the first time and Senior Papist Jason Jones talks with Jon about Bush's visit.

    Finally, Resident Expert John Hodgman talks with Jon about why mixed martial arts is so popular.moreless
  • Eddie Izzard
    Eddie Izzard
    Episode 76
    6/7/07
    8.7
    Tonight, comedian and star of the FX show The Riches and Ocean's 13, Eddie Izzard.

    Jon begins the show by reporting on London's new Olympic logo for the 2012 Olympics. Apparently, the animated logo was removed from the internet for fear that it would cause seizures.

    Jon then reports on the G-8 Summit in Germany, which sparked a number of protests in a segment called "8 Simple Rulers". Also, Jon reports on Bush's clash with his buddy Vladimir Putin about what to do about the proposed missile shield over Eastern Europe.

    Finally, a rerun of Samantha Bee's report on gays "corrupting" Nascar by using Fructis hair care products as a sponsor in a segment called "Gays of Thunder".moreless
  • Michael Barone
    Michael Barone
    Episode 75
    6/6/07
    8.7
    Tonight, political analyst and author of Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval That Inspired America's Founding Fathers, Michael Barone.

    Jon begins with "Clusterf@#k to the White House" and a look at Tuesday's Republican debate. Jon highlights some of the debate's finer points from whether the candidates would invade Iraq given what they know now, would they allow openly gay members of the military, and general 'I believe in God' comments and fear mongering. Also, Senior Campaign Theologian John Oliver talks with Jon about God's use of lightning during the debate when Giuliani was speaking about abortion.

    Finally, Lewis Black in "Back in Black" reports on new technology. Lewis talks about Big Brother in google's new Street View option in google map, a new device allowing movie theatre patrons to rat out rude behavior, and myspace.com reporting the identities of sex predators.moreless
  • Paul Rudd
    Paul Rudd
    Episode 74
    6/5/07
    8.6
    Tonight, actor Paul Rudd promotes his new movie Knocked Up.

    Jon begins the show tonight with the Scooter Libby jail sentence. Libby was sentenced to 30 months in jail and a $250,000 fine. Letters of praise and denouncement were sent to the judge to help him determine a sentence. Jon takes a look at some of the letters sent in praise of Libby from the likes of such distinguished individuals as Henry Kissinger & Donald Rumsfeld.

    Jon reports on Congressman William Jefferson who was charged on numerous counts of corruption in a segment called "Father of the Bribe". Jon not only highlights the numerous charges against Jefferson, but the fact that he kept $90,000 in his freezer.

    Jon then shows us a nice montage of Bush using the same language he denounced opponents of the immigration reform bill as using, namely, empty political rhetoric such as the word amnesty to induce fear in a segment called "Hasta la Visa".

    And finally, Rob Riggle visits Disneyland to report on the magic kingdom's dissatisfaction with the city of Anaheim's decision to build low income affordable housing near the park in a segment called "Callous in Wonderland".moreless
  • Rep. Ron Paul
    Rep. Ron Paul
    Episode 73
    6/4/07
    8.4
    Tonight, Jon talks with Republican candidate for President, Ron Paul.

    Jon begins tonight's show by describing his vacation last week to Greece where he met a man named Andrew on the plane, who incidentally is the same man who caused the tuberculosis scare around the world.

    "Clusterf@#k to the White House" continues as Jon reports on the recent Democrat debate. Jon looks at the multitude of raise your hand questions by Wolf Blitzer, the we all speak the same language of Hillary Clinton, the Edwards/Obama snaps, & Biden's glory hole rhetoric.

    Finally, Jon calls Larry Flynt to discuss his recent Washington Post ad offering $1 million for proof that any government official had an extramarital affair.moreless
  • Al Gore
    Al Gore
    Episode 72
    5/24/07
    8.8
    Tonight, former politician and current political activist on the environment and author of The Assault on Reason, Al Gore.

    Jon begins with a look at the media blitzkrieg on reports about high gas prices in a segment called "Gas Pains". Senior Petroleum Expert Rob Riggle dresses up in Mad Max gear to talk with Jon about this story.

    Finally, Jon reports about Monica Goodling who testified before the House Judiciary Committee about the fired U.S. attorney's in a segment called "Illegally Blonde".moreless
  • Lt. Col. Kevin Robbins
    5/23/07
    8.2
    Tonight, the commander of the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds”, Lt. Col. Kevin Robbins.

    Jon begins the show with "Mess O'Potomac" as the Democrats withdraw any timetables they had in their Iraq War funding bill. Instead, they chose a series of objectives that have to be met by the Iraqi's. Who determines if they meet these objectives? Why Bush of course. Jon nails Senator Harry Reid who agreed with the new bill, even though it's substantially similar to Senator John Warner's bill, which Reid previously said was weak and compared it to an old cup of tea sitting on a table for a few weeks. Jon then looks at Jimmy Carter's comment that the Bush administration is the worst in history. Senior Presidential Historian John Oliver talks with Jon and delve into Carter's comments and about past president's that may have been worse.

    Finally, Jon reports that Scotland Yard recently named the alleged murderer of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko's by following the radioactive trail of the polonium that killed him in a segment called "Polonium Dynamite".04102142moreless
  • Margaret Spellings
    Margaret Spellings
    Episode 70
    5/22/07
    8.2
    Tonight, the current Secretary of Education under President Bush, Margaret Spellings.

    Jon begins tonights show with the new Immigration Reform Bill being proposed in Congress in a segment called "Aliens v. Senators". Senior Immigration Correspondent Aasif Mandvi goes over some of the more complicated parts of the bill with Jon. Finally, Dan Bakkedahl experiences the joy in what it's like to be a Mexican crossing the border illegally in a segment called "Mexodus".moreless
  • Zaki Chehab
    Zaki Chehab
    Episode 69
    5/21/07
    8.4
    Tonight, journalist and author of Inside Hamas: The Untold Story of the Militant Islamic Movement, Zaki Chehab.

    The show begins with some breaking news out of the Middle East that amazingly has nothing to do with the U.S. in a segment called "Middle East Trouble?" Military forces in Lebanon attacked a Palestinian refugee camp that harbored an al-Qaeda sect called Fatah al-Islam. Senior Beirut Correspondent Jason Jones stops by to give his report on the breaking news out of Lebanon.

    The end of an era is at hand as Bush and Blair part ways in a segment called "The End of the Affair". Jon provides us with a touching montage of Bush & Blair's greatest moments together with Dirty Dancing's "I've Had The Time Of My Life" playing in the background.

    Finally, a segment called "Wilmore and Oliver Investigates: So You've Offended An Entire Race!" The dynamic duo of Larry Wilmore and John Oliver team up once again to examine celebrity racism and whether people are more offensive or generally offended more easily.moreless
  • Brink Lindsey
    Brink Lindsey
    Episode 68
    5/17/07
    8.6
    Tonight, contributing editor to Reason Magazine & author of the new book The Age of Abundance: How Prosperity Transformed America's Politics and Culture, Brink Lindsey.

    Jon begins tonight's show with two breaking news headlines. Paul Wolfowitz resigns from the World Bank. And England's Prince Harry is not being sent to Iraq because of the danger posed to his life. As Jon points out, a life that apparently matters more than the other counless Brits over in Iraq.

    On to tonight's big story straight out of a Spanish soap opera in a segment called "Comey Central". Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey testified before the Senate about Gonzalez who back in 2004 hustled over to the hospital bed of former Attorney General John Ashcroft with former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card and tried to get Ashcroft to sign off on the NSA's wiretap program, even though Ashcroft previously said he would not do so since it was illegal, not to mention the fact he was heavily sedated. So, Comey, who was the acting Attorney General since Ashcroft was in the hospital, raced over there to stop them in the nick of time. Jon uses a Spanish telenovela to bring these shocking details to light by dubbing in the voices of Spanish soap opera stars.

    Finally, Resident Expert John Hodgman talks with Jon about Bush's overuse of the phrase "I'm looking forward to..." and how you can tell when Bush is lying.moreless
  • Don Rickles
    Don Rickles
    Episode 67
    5/16/07
    8.4
    Tonight, comedian and author of the new book Rickles' Book: A Memoir, Don Rickles.

    Jon begins tonight with a look at the second Republican debate sponsored by Fox News in segment called "Masters of Debate". Senior Political Analyst Jason Jones stops by to show us the career ending mistakes the candidates made during the debate. Jon then highlights the main talking points of the candidates, namely who will be the next Ronald Reagan & who can say "I am a conservative and cut taxes" the most. Also, Jon pokes fun at the Fox News commentators who asked questions about fake crisis scenarios that are strangely modelled after the television series 24.

    From CNN's fresh faced anchor's next door, to MSNBC's dirty over 30 anchors, to FOX New's dirty hustler anchors, Senior NILF Hunter Samantha Bee reports on sexy news anchors in a segment called "News I'd Like to F@#K".moreless
  • Tim Russert
    Tim Russert
    Episode 66
    5/15/07
    8.9
    Tonight, the host of Meet the Press and author of Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons, Tim Russert.

    "Clusterf@#k to the White House" continues with Jon showing us four of the presidential candidates hitting the airwaves on Mother's Day to talk about themselves.

    Jason Jones enlightens us about the importance of good skin and spin doctoring for politicians in a segment called "Nip/Talk".

    Finally, in a segment entitled "Banned Width", Jon talks about how reporters are now banned from filming insurgent bombings in Iraq & U.S. soldiers are banned from going on websites like YouTube & MySpace under the guise of protecting confidential military information.moreless
  • Jeremy Paxman
    Jeremy Paxman
    Episode 65
    5/14/07
    8.6
    Tonight, BBC news reporter and author of the new book, On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry into Some Strangely Related Families, Jeremy Paxman.

    The show begins with a clip of Bush "The Decider" taking matters into his own hands and conducting an orchestra during the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.

    The fired U.S. attorney's scandal continues as Alberto Gonzalez testifies about what he doesn't remember before the House Judiciary Committee in a segment called "House A.G.". Senior Legal Correspondent Rob Riggle talks with Jon about how White House officials can never comment before, during, and after investigations into wrongdoing in a segment called "Speak No Evil".

    Finally, Samantha Bee in "This Week In God" talks about the history of Mormons as it relates to current presidential candidate Mitt Romney & about a hispanic man in Florida who founded a church based on the claim that he is the Antichrist.moreless
  • Reza Aslan
    Reza Aslan
    Episode 64
    5/10/07
    8.4
    Tonight, author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, Reza Aslan.

    The show begins with "Mess O' Potomac" as Jon talks about the new Iraq spending bill that promises Bush half of the money now and the other half contingent on a July progress report. Of course, Bush plans another veto saying that any restrictions placed on the Iraq War by Congress is unacceptable and promotes defeatism. So when will the war end and what is Bush's definition of victory or success in Iraq? Jon looks at a series of clips showing the flexibility of Bush's definitions over the course of the Iraq War and also talks with Baghdad Bureau Chief Aasif Mandvi. Finally, Jon crosses over the Atlantic to Great Britain, where Tony Blair announced that he is planning on stepping down as Prime Minister on June 27th. Jon goes over some of the highlights of his speech in a segment called "The Blair Ditch Project". Of course, London Bureau Chief John Oliver stopped by to talk with Jon using an over exaggerated British voice and cliched phrases as a tribute to CNN's Richard Quest.moreless
  • Michael Beschloss
    Michael Beschloss
    Episode 63
    5/9/07
    9.2
    Tonight, presidential historian Michael Beschloss promotes his new book Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989.

    Jon begins with a foiled terrorist plot to attack Fort Dix in New Jersey by terrorists who delivered pizza to the army base. "Mess O'Potamia" continues as Jon reports about a secret 24 member all Shiite panel dubbed "The Office" who exert their authority to overrule official government decisions in order to help Shiite militias. But fear not, because Dick Cheney is on the way to Iraq to pay a visit and offer his support as Jon's theory on Cheney's evilness is proved once again. The segment concludes with a report about a Palestinian kid's show sporting a Mickey Mouse like character that encourages kids to hate Jews & America. And finally, Jon talks with Youth Spotting Expert Demetri Martin who discusses and give us tips on the use of video resumes to set one apart from those dreary paper resumes.moreless
  • George Tenet
    George Tenet
    Episode 62
    5/8/07
    8.7
    Tonight, former director of the CIA and author of At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA, George Tenet.

    Jon begins with Queen Elizabeth II visit to Washington D.C. where she hung out with President Bush at a series of events in a segment called "Elizabeth II: Visit from a Nice Old Lady". Finally, Jon talks with Royal Watcher John Oliver who wasn't as excited as he should be about the Queen's visit.moreless
  • Lee Gutkind
    Lee Gutkind
    Episode 61
    5/7/07
    8.3
    Tonight, author Lee Gutkind promotes his new book Almost Human: Making Robots Think.

    Jon begins the show with an in depth look at the Republican presidential candidate debate last week in a continuing show segment, "Clusterf@#k to the White House". Senior Correspondent Aasif Mandvi reporting live from the gates of hell talks with Jon about John McCain's comment at the debate that he will hunt Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell in a segment called "Styx & Stones". Finally, John Oliver gives us a behind the scenes look at the Republican debate.moreless
  • Ted Koppel
    Ted Koppel
    Episode 60
    5/3/07
    8.7
    Tonight, journalist Ted Koppel.

    Politicians on television programs us common folks watch are prevalent this week as Jon begins the show by looking at President Bush and Laura Bush on American Idol & Hillary Clinton on The Insider. As the 4th anniversary of Bush's mission accomplished on the aircraft carrier fiasco loomed large this week, the Democrats passed the Iraq funding bill only to have it vetoed by Bush in a continuing show segment, "Mess O' Potamac". Finally, snitchin' is not hip in the African-American community. Just ask Cam'ron, a rapper who made it clear that those who snitch to the police about crimes in the community, even a serial killer who lives next door, have no street cred and thus sales of their rap albums suffer. Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore talks with Jon about the ethical implications of this stop snitchin' phenomenon and the rappers code of "effix".moreless
  • Pierre Rehov
    Pierre Rehov
    Episode 59
    5/2/07
    8.2
    Tonight, director Pierre Rehov promotes his new documentary out on DVD, Suicide Killers.

    Jon begins the show with a good old fashioned Washington D.C. sex scandal. Deborah Jeane Palfrey a.k.a. Miz Julia, has submitted 46 pounds of telephone records from an escort service she ran for 13 years. Jon looks at the media frenzy to see which powerful D.C. men are on the list in a segment called "Beltway: Unbuckled". Senior Washington Correspondent Jason Jones talks with Jon about the how one can hire an escort legally and for nonsexual reasons, namely, by always laying down on your stomach while you get your "massage". Finally, Aasif Mandvi takes a look at both sides of the debate over Chief Illiniwek, the mascot for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who recently was retired because of protests saying the chief perpetuated rascist stereotypes in a segment called "Trail of Cheers".moreless
  • Tobey Maguire
    Tobey Maguire
    Episode 58
    5/1/07
    8.4
    Tonight, the star of Spider-Man 3, actor Tobey Maguire.

    Jon begins with a look at Paul Wolfowitz who used his clout to get his girlfriend a job at the State Department along with a raise in salary in a segment called "Loan Wolf". Next, Resident Expert John Hodgman talks with Jon about the history and purpose of the World Bank. Finally, Jon looks at Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert who is under pressure to resign because of last year's attack on Lebanon as retaliation for the kidnapped Israeli soldiers in a segment called "The Olmert Report".moreless
  • Christopher Hitchens
    4/30/07
    8.2
    Tonight, author and journalist Christopher Hitchens promotes his book God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.

    Jon begins the show with a look at the Democrats first presidential debate in a continuing segment, "Clusterf@#uck to the White House". Senior Political Analyst Samantha Bee also talked with Jon about the possible transformations the candidates will go through on the way to the 2008 election in a segment called "Mass Debaters". Finally, the show resorts to an age old tradition of having one product sponsor an entire television program in a segment called "Crisis in Sudan", brought to you by BubbleYum. Senior Genocide Correspondent John Oliver, Senior Africa Correspondent Aasif Mandvi, and Senior Political Analyst Rob Riggle each report about some aspect of the Darfur genocide while plugging away the deliciousness of BubbleYum.moreless
  • Richard Gere
    Richard Gere
    Episode 56
    4/26/07
    8.4
    Tonight, actor Richard Gere promotes his new movie The Hoax.

    Jon begins the show with a look at the Charlie Rose interview of President Bush and his statement that we only see the bad news out of Iraq from the media. Next, a comprehensive look at the media coverage of the Virginia Tech Massacre. Topics include the media talking about itself and how good or bad they covered the story, gun control agendas being pushed into the fore, Fox News blaming liberals for trying to push their agenda, and finally the blame game. And who's to blame for the massacre? Video games? Hollywood? Television? And finally, Jon talks about Monica Goodling, once an aid to Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, who's been granted immunity in order to testify before Congress about the fired U.S. attorneys. Goodling graduated from Regent University along with 150 other government lawyers in the Bush administration. Jon takes a good look at what's so special about this fourth tier school, which incidentally was founded by Pat Robertson and originally named after his television network.moreless
  • Garry Shandling
    Garry Shandling
    Episode 55
    4/25/07
    8.6
    Tonight, comedian Garry Shandling promotes his new DVD Not Just the Best of the Larry Sanders Show.

    Jon begins tonight's show with a look at Baghdad and how the Bush administration is bridging the gap between Shiites and Sunnis by building a series of walls in Baghdad in a segment called "Extreme Makeover: Baghdad Edition". Jon then talks with Baghdad Bureau Chief Aasif Mandvi about the Baghdad walls in a segment called "Wall or Nothing". Finally, Lewis Black makes fun of several Earth Day television specials in "Back in Black".moreless
  • Senator John McCain
    Senator John McCain
    Episode 54
    4/24/07
    8.6
    Tonight, presidential candidate Senator John McCain.

    Jon begins the show with a look at the continuing battle in Washington D.C. over funding for the war and the use of timetables in a segment called "Mess O'Potomac". Finally, Jon talks with 1st term President Bush and 2nd term Bush using past clips of the President that seemingly contradict one another.moreless
  • Matt Cooper
    Matt Cooper
    Episode 53
    4/23/07
    8.4
    Tonight, journalist for the Condé Nast Portfolio, Matt Cooper.

    Jon begins tonight show with a look at France's runoff election for President between conservative Nicolas Sarkozy and socialist Segolene Royal. Jon then does a brief recap of the Alberto Gonbzalez testimony and talks with Senior Washington Correspondent John Oliver about Bush's reaction to the testimony. Finally, Samantha Bee does a story about Earth Day in a segment called "Man v. Earth: The Wreckoning".moreless
  • Jeremy Scahill
    Jeremy Scahill
    Episode 52
    4/19/07
    8.5
    Tonight, journalist and author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, Jeremy Scahill.

    Jon begins the show by talking with Senior Legal Correspondent Aasif Mandvi about the Supreme Courts decision to affirm the partial birth abortion ban in a segment called "America Decides". Jon then talks about Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez who testified before the Senate about not recalling anything he may or may not have done. Finally, Jason Jones talks with Frosty Hardison, a man who got his daughter's Seattle school board to stop a teacher from showing the movie An Inconvenient Truth in her class in a segment called "Apocalypse How?".moreless
  • Ali Allawi
    Ali Allawi
    Episode 51
    4/18/07
    8.9
    Tonight, former Minister of Trade, Defense, & later Finance in the Interim Iraq Governing Council, Ali Allawi, who is also promoting his new book, The Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace.

    Jon begins tonight's show with "Mess O'Potamia", where amid one of the bloodiest days in Iraq, 6 Shiite cabinet ministers resigned because Prime Minister al-Maliki will not set a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal. Also, Jon looks at Bush's new war czar position, which has been created to apparently cut through all the federal bureaucracy bogging down the Iraq War. Since the position has been rejected by 5 generals that have been asked to fill the spot, the White House is changing the name from "war czar" to "execution manager". Finally, Senior Financial Correspondent John Oliver talks with Jon about the contradictions plaguing the U.S. economy as the stock market hits an all time high, but the dollar has reduced in value by half as $1 now equals 2 British pounds.moreless
  • Sig Hansen
    Sig Hansen
    Episode 50
    4/17/07
    8.3
    Tonight, Norwegian fisherman Sig Hansen from the show Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel.

    Jon begins the show with a brief talk about the big rainstorm in the Northeast. Jon then talks about Paul Wolfowitz who used his influence at the World Bank to get a promotion and raise for his girlfriend in a segment called "Loan Wolf". On a lighter note, Jon talks about Richard Gere who over the weekend kissed a Bollywood star during an AIDS awareness rally in India in a segment called "American Gigolo". This kiss led to massive protests in India since public displays of affection are frowned upon there. Senior Mumbai Bureau Chief Aasif Mandvi talks with Jon about the protests, which included burning effigies of Gere on the street. Finally, Rob Riggle goes to Largo, FL and talks with Steve Stanton who was fired from his job as a city manager because he is transgendered in a segment called "Suddenly Susan".moreless
  • Andrew Card
    Andrew Card
    Episode 49
    4/16/07
    7.7
    Tonight, former White House Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush, Andy Card.

    Jon begins the show with the fired U.S. attorney's scandal. Over 5 million White House staffer e-mails have gone missing, including some containing information about the fired attorneys in a segment called "The Amazing Erase". The White House claims that the e-mails were mistakenly erased. To put the story in perspective, Jon calls Sen. Ted Stevens(R) from Alaska to help explain the complexity of the internet and email. Furthermore, Jon talks with Senior Technology Correspondent Jason Jones about how easily these e-mails could be accidentally erased.moreless
  • Richard Preston
    Richard Preston
    Episode 48
    4/12/07
    8.5
    Tonight, author Richard Preston promotes his new book The Wild Trees: A Story of Passion and Daring.

    Jon begins the show with a look at presidential candidate photo-ops by showing John Edwards going to a hospital to help the infirmed. Jon then talks about Bush's view of the "progress" were making in Iraq and what he thinks about the Dems new war spending bill. Jon then chats with John Oliver, Senior Military Analyst, about Bush seeking a war czar, a new position the administration created to oversee the Iraq War and perhaps syphon blame away from Bush in a segment called "Mess O'Potomac". Finally, the Duke lacrosse team is found innocent and Jon takes a stab at Nancy Grace by insulting her extensive coverage and preconceived notions of guilt for the now innocent team.moreless
  • Halle Berry
    Halle Berry
    Episode 47
    4/11/07
    8.2
    Tonight, actress Halle Berry promotes her new movie Perfect Stranger.

    From the Imus scandal to Anna Nicole's baby daddy, news coverage goes from one low to another. Jon talks with us and Rob Riggle, Senior Caribbean Analyst, about the big revelation today, Larry Birkhead is Anna Nicole's baby daddy. Jon then looks at John McCain speaking in front of West Point cadets about his faith in the Iraq War. Finally, Jon looks at two other contenders for the '08 Republican presidential nomination, Rudy Guiliani and Mitt Romney.moreless
  • Walter Isaacson
    Walter Isaacson
    Episode 46
    4/10/07
    8.7
    Tonight, journalist and author of Einstein: His Life and Universe, Walter Isaacson.

    Jon begins the show by announcing who the father of Anna Nicole's baby is & it turns out it's all of us. Next, Jon looks at the Don Imus scandal and his reference to the Rutgers women's basketball team as "nappy headed hoes" in a segment called "Gaffe-fest '07". Jon then discusses the use of offensive language with Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore, Senior Woman Correspondent Samantha Bee, & alleged date rapist Jason Jones. Finally, Roving Ambassador-at-Large John Oliver takes a detailed look at Israel and talks with Dan Gillerman, Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. in a segment called "Oliver's Travels".moreless
  • Bill Bradley
    Bill Bradley
    Episode 45
    4/9/07
    7.8
    Tonight, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey Bill Bradley is promoting his new book, The New American Story.

    Jon begins the show tonight with a story about the return home of the 15 British soldiers captured by Iran in a segment called "Fawlty Powers". Jon then talks with John Oliver, Senior Brittespondent, about his reaction to the sailors return. Jon then talks about the rosy picture John McCain painted about Iraq during his trip over to Iraq in a segment called "Congressional Recess '07". Finally, Assistant Baghdad Bureau Chief Aasif Mandvi, talks with Jon about the so-called good news coming out of Iraq.moreless
  • Philip Zimbardo
    Philip Zimbardo
    Episode 44
    3/29/07
    8.9
    Tonight, psychologist Philip Zimbardo promotes his new book, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil.

    Jon begins with a disturbing look at Karl Rove dancing and rapping the night away at the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association dinner. Jon then looks at several cases of internet sabotage of presidential candidate websites in a segment called "Indecision v. 2.008". The Iranian hostage crisis enters its 7th day and Jon has a heart to heart talk with Iran in a segment called "Iranian Hostage Crisis: The Next Generation". Finally, Jon talks with Larry Wilmore, Senior Black Correspondent, about Disney's new movie The Frog Princess, which features an animated black princess for the first time ever in its history.moreless
  • Governor Bill Richardson
    3/28/07
    8.9
    Tonight, current Governor of New Mexico and 2008 presidential candidate who is also promoting his book, Between Worlds: The Making of an American Life, Bill Richardson.

    Jon begins with a look at Bush's repsonse to the Dems troop withdrawal bill in a segment called "Furious George". Jon then talks with John Hodgman about the President's use of executive privilege. Finally, Larry Wilmore & John Oliver look at the n-word and whether it should be banned in a segment entitled "Wilmore & Oliver Investigates".moreless
  • Dennis Miller
    Dennis Miller
    Episode 42
    3/27/07
    7.9
    Tonight, comedian Dennis Miller promotes his new radio show.

    Jon begins with a look at the Democrats troop withdrawal bill, which passed in the House due to an overwhelming amount of pork such as $74 million for peanut storage in a segment called "Cut & Fund". Next, "Showdown at Justice" continues with Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez first claiming he had nothing to do with firing the 8 U.S. attorneys and then e-mails were discovered showing that he was involved. Finally, Rob Riggle looks at cloning the perfect steak in "Diagnosis Science".moreless
  • Senator John Kerry
    Senator John Kerry
    Episode 41
    3/26/07
    8.8
    Tonight, Senator John Kerry promotes his new book, This Moment on Earth: Today's New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future.

    Jon begins the show with a look at CNN's Rick Sanchez experiencing what it would be like to fall off a cruise ship and survive floating in the water for a whole hour. Jon then talks with Tehran Bureau Chief John Oliver about Iran taking 15 British sailors hostage in "Showdown in Crisisland". Finally, Lewis Black in Back in Black looks at the good news explosion coming out of Iraq such as tattoos now being legal and a group promoting bird watching.moreless
  • Don Cheadle
    Don Cheadle
    Episode 40
    3/22/07
    9.3
    Tonight, actor Don Cheadle promotes his new movie, Reign Over Me.

    Jon first talks about Al Gore testifying in front of Congress about global warming in a segment called "Welcome Back, Hotter". Jon then talks about the fired U.S. Attorney's and Press Secretary Tony Snow trying to sell Bush's offer that Karl Rove testify in private and not under oath in "Showdown at Justice". Finally, Jon talks with Demetri Martin about Viacom suing Google and YouTube over copyright infringment.moreless
  • Chris Hansen
    Chris Hansen
    Episode 39
    3/21/07
    8.5
    Tonight, Dateline NBC journalist Chris Hansen promotes his continuing segment on the show and his new book, To Catch a Predator.

    Jon begins the show with the constitutional showdown over whether Karl Rove will testify about the firing of the eight U.S. attorney's. Jon then looks at Bush's response to the scandal and the "reasonable proposal" he made to have Karl Rove testify, in private and not under oath. John Oliver, Senior Washington Correspondent talks about this proposal with Jon in a segment called "Eight Men Out". Finally, a recap of the John Bolton interview from last night's episode and Bolton's continuing assertion that Jon is wrong. Jon talks about a specific point he made about Abraham Lincoln in last night's interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin (an expert who wrote a book on Lincoln) and how Bolton was in fact, the one who was wrong.moreless
  • John Bolton
    John Bolton
    Episode 38
    3/20/07
    8.4
    Tonight, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. from August 2005 until December 2006, John Bolton.

    Jon begins with a look at the continuing Justice Department scandal. Jon then talks with Rob Riggle about a term Karl Rove used in an email differentiating between disloyal district attorneys and "loyal Bushies". Finally, all aboard John McCain's Straight Talk Express, because its back and fortunate for us, won't allow McCain to lie as Jon shows in a clip showing McCain misspeak.moreless
  • Stephen Prothero
    Stephen Prothero
    Episode 37
    3/19/07
    8.7
    Tonight, the chair of the religion department at Boston University and author of Religious Literacy: What Every American Need to Know—And Doesn’t, Stephen Prothero.

    Jon begins by marking the 4th anniversary of the Iraq War. Jon then looks at the compelling testimony of Valerie Plame in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in a segment called "Blondie". Finally, Jason Jones looks at potential cures for homosexuality in a segment called "Diagnosis Mystery".moreless
  • Sandra Bullock
    Sandra Bullock
    Episode 36
    3/15/07
    9.0
    Tonight, actress Sandra Bullock promotes her new movie, Premonition.

    Jon begins with a final look at Bush's tour of South America, which ended in Mexico. Jon then talks about Khalid Sheikh Mohamed's confession about planning several terrorist attacks, including 9/11. Jon then talks with Jon Oliver, Senior Produce Analyst, about the Chiquita banana scandal in a segment called "Banana Drama". Chiquita apparently paid $1.7 million in protection money to a Columbian terrorist group. Finally, Jon looks at Iran's outrage over the new movie 300 and how it unfairly disparages Persians.moreless
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Zbigniew Brzezinski
    Episode 35
    3/14/07
    8.3
    Tonight, political scientist and the former U.S. National Security Advisor to Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, promoting his new book Second Chance: Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower.

    Jon begins with a look at Senator Chris Dodd's blog. Jon then looks into the Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez scandal, where 8 U.S. attorneys were fired for political reasons in a segment called "Nuthin' But A.G. Thang". Jon then talks about the scandal with Aasif Mandvi, Senior Legal Correspondent, in a segment called "Seedy Gonzalez". Finally, a look at a curious phrase White House appointees use: "Serving at the pleasure of the President".moreless
  • John Waters
    John Waters
    Episode 34
    3/13/07
    8.9
    Tonight, cult film director John Waters talks about his new Court TV series, 'Til Death Do Us Part.

    Jon begins with Bush's last day touring South America where he apparently helped box lettuce in Guatemala. Jon then looks at the Democrats complicated withdrawal plan out of Iraq in a segment called '08 Simple Rules for Dating our Withdrawal. Jon then discusses Vice President Cheney's clout and how it never seems to run out. Finally, Jon looks at the Democrats withdrawal from a Fox News sponsored debate because of something Roger Ailes, Fox News President said.moreless
  • Senator Chris Dodd
    Senator Chris Dodd
    Episode 33
    3/12/07
    8.6
    Tonight on the show, 2008 presidential candidate Chris Dodd.

    Jon opens the show with the big announcement by Senator Chuck Hagel that he may or may not run for President. Jon then looks at the continuing President Bush tour of South America in a segment called "Bush: ¿Donde Esta?" Aasif Mandvi talks with Jon about Halliburton moving their corporate headquarters to Dubai in "The Long Kiss Dubai". Finally, Samantha Bee looks at the current celebrity trend of adopting foreign babies in "Totally Doing Starbusiness".moreless
  • Dr. Sharon Moalem
    Dr. Sharon Moalem
    Episode 32
    3/8/07
    9.1
    Tonight, Dr. Sharon Moalem, author of Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease.

    Jon starts off with a report about journalists who are being killed in Russia for criticizing Putin. Kremlin Bureau Chief John Oliver talks with Jon about this new report. Indecision 2008 continues with a look at Clinton & Obama's Southern accent impersonations during their speech's in Selma, AL. Finally, Dan Bakkedahl, Senior Horologist, looks at the upcoming apocalypse that will be caused by daylight savings time being moved up 3 weeks.moreless
  • Wynton Marsalis
    Wynton Marsalis
    Episode 31
    3/7/07
    8.9
    Tonight, jazz musician Wynton Marsalis promotes his new album From The Plantation To The Penitentiary.

    Jon begins with a brief history about the Scooter Libby trial. He discusses this further with Senior Legal Analyst, Samantha Bee. Jon ends the segment with a Robert Novak douchebag montage. Finally, Jon talks with John Hodgman about athletes and the effects of HGH, human growth hormone.moreless
  • Dr. Richard Jadick
    Dr. Richard Jadick
    Episode 30
    3/6/07
    8.7
    Tonight, military doctor and author of On Call In Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story, Dr. Richard Jadick.

    Jon first looks at the Scooter Libby guilty verdict. He then talks about the Walter Reed hearings in Congress and Bush's address to the veterans of the American Legion with Rob Riggle, Senior Military Analyst. Finally, Samantha Bee in a segment called Sam on Your Side. She interviews a CT atheist who is looking to sue a town because the local church bells annoy him.moreless
  • Bob Woodruff
    Bob Woodruff
    Episode 29
    3/5/07
    8.9
    Tonight, journalist and author of In an Instant: A Family's Journey of Love and Healing, Bob Woodruff.

    Jon first looks at and later discusses the conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical center with Senior Military Analyst, John Oliver. Finally, Jon looks at the Bush administrations record of deflecting blame, even now with the problems at Walter Reed.moreless
  • Sam Sheridan
    Sam Sheridan
    Episode 28
    3/1/07
    8.7
    Tonight sports journalist and author of A Fighter’s Heart: One Man’s Journey Through the World of Fighting, Sam Sheridan.

    Jon starts off with a story about Al Sharpton, whose great grandfather it turns out, was once owned as a slave by the now deceased Senator Strom Thurmond's relatives. Jon asks Al Sharpton his opinion about this new story. Finally, a look at the new documentary by James Cameron about Jesus' tomb and conservatives outrage.moreless
  • Jake Gyllenhaal
    Jake Gyllenhaal
    Episode 27
    2/28/07
    9.3
    Tonight actor and star of Zodiac, Jake Gyllenhaal.

    Jon starts off with a story about a hepatitis exposure scare at a Sports Illustrated party for the latest swimsuit issue. Jon then talks about Vice President Cheney's recent trips overseas with John Oliver, Senior Cheney Chaser. Finally, Lewis Black in Back in Black.moreless
  • John Amaechi
    John Amaechi
    Episode 26
    2/27/07
    8.6
    Tonight former NBA star and author of Man in the Middle, John Amaechi.

    Jon begins with a look at Laura Bush's opinion about the current state of Iraq. Jon then looks at the Clinton/Obama war in the media over what David Geffen said. Jon discusses this further with Jason Jones, Senior Hollywood Correspondent. Finally, Rob Riggle looks at rural America's reaction to a Muslim mosque being built in Texas in Loathe Thy Neighbor.moreless
  • Craig Newmark
    Craig Newmark
    Episode 25
    2/26/07
    8.6
    Tonight the founder of craigslist.com, Craig Newmark.

    Jon begins by looking at last nights Oscars with Senior Entertainalist, John Oliver. Finally, Samantha Bee gives us a glimpse at religion and fashion in Fashion Week in God.
  • Meredith Vieria
    Meredith Vieria
    Episode 24
    2/15/07
    8.4
    Tonight the co-host of Today, Meredith Vieria.

    Jon begins with a review of the House of Representatives debate and inaction as they try to pass their non-binding resolution. Jon then looks at Iran who, according to the U.S. government, is supplying weapons to insurgents in Iraq. Finally, Jon discusses this Iranian development with John Oliver, Senior Military Speculator.moreless
  • Ishmael Beah
    Ishmael Beah
    Episode 23
    2/14/07
    8.8
    Tonight former child soldier in Sierra Leone's civil war and author of A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, Ishmael Beah.

    Jon begins the show with a look at the deal struck with North Korea to stop their nuclear weapons program and John Bolton's disapproval of it. Jon then talks with John Hodgman about the nature of love. Finally, Jason Jones looks at partisan political dating sites in 'Must Love Dogma.'moreless
  • Christopher Horner
    Christopher Horner
    Episode 22
    2/13/07
    8.3
    Tonight attorney and senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming (and Environmentalism), Christopher Horner.

    Jon first looks at the media's coverage of Anna Nicole's death fridge and a look inside CNN's own break room fridge. Jon then looks at Douglas Feith, the man who disseminated intelligence to the President about Iraq. Finally, Dan Bakkedahl looks at the polar bear clubs reaction to global warming.moreless
  • Jeffrey Rosen
    Jeffrey Rosen
    Episode 21
    2/12/07
    8.9
    Tonight law professor and legal editor for the New Republic and author of The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America, Jeffrey Rosen.

    Jon looks at the media's heavy coverage of Anna Nicole's death with Rob Riggle, Senior Entertainment Correspondent & Jason Jones, Senior Media Analyst. Finally, Jon looks at Obama's announcement that he is running for President and he discusses this with Senior Black Correspondent, Larry Wilmore.moreless
  • John Mellencamp
    John Mellencamp
    Episode 20
    2/8/07
    8.6
    Tonight, musician John Mellencamp.

    Jon first looks at the moral outrage over a Super Bowl snickers ad and a suicide prevention groups complaint over GM's ad showing a robot killing itself after losing its job. Jon then looks at Paul Bremmer's failure to account for $8 billion that went to Iraq for reconstruction. Finally, John Oliver investigates a man in Colorado who is suing a bar for sex discrimination because they have a ladies night.moreless
  • Ralph Nader
    Ralph Nader
    Episode 19
    2/7/07
    8.8
    Tonight consumer advocate and author of The Seventeen Traditions, Ralph Nader.

    Jon begins with the bizarre story of the crazy diaper wearing astronaut Lisa Nowak out for revenge. He discusses this latest story with Rob Riggle, Senior Space Correspondent. Finally, Jon look at the media's use of various kinds of news consultant and discusses this with Samantha Bee, Senior Continental Revenge Trek Analyst.moreless
  • Mike Rowe
    Mike Rowe
    Episode 18
    2/6/07
    9.3
    Tonight the host of Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe.

    Jon begins with a look at evangelical minister Ted Haggard, who is now apparently completely heterosexual. Jon then looks at the non-binding resolution wars that continue in Congress. Also, Jon looks at the songs of the new Democratic presidential candidates. Finally, Jason Jones finishes his second part of a two part series on Laguna Beach.moreless
  • Walter Scheib
    Walter Scheib
    Episode 17
    2/5/07
    9.1
    Tonight former White House chef and author of White House Chef: Eleven Years, Two Presidents, One Kitchen, Walter Scheib.

    Jon begins with a look at the Super Bowl and the ads. Jon moves on to the Bush administrations acceptance of the new global warming report. Dan Bakkedahl, Senior White House Correspondent, talks with Jon about this development. Finally, France shuts off the lights from famous buildings as a response to global warming, Jon discusses this with John Oliver, Senior Envirospondent.moreless
  • Sienna Miller
    Sienna Miller
    Episode 16
    2/1/07
    8.9
    Tonight actress and star of Factory Girl, Sienna Miller.

    Jon first looks at Mary Cheney, the Vice President's lesbian daughter, who stated that the birth of her child should not be used for political maneuvering in response to Wolf Blitzer's interview the day before. Jon delves deeper into the issue as to why Dick Cheney's daughter is off limits with John Oliver, Senior Media Critic. Jon also talks with Chrissy Gephardt, lesbian daughter of former presidential candidate, Dick Gephardt. Finally, Jason Jones exposes the real Orange County in a two-part series.moreless
  • Sen. Joe Biden
    Sen. Joe Biden
    Episode 15
    1/31/07
    8.9
    Tonight Delaware Senator Joe Biden.

    Jon first looks at Bush's comments on Vice President Dick Cheney. Jon then looks at Bush's new Iraq strategy, or lack therof, and how anyone fpund disagreeing with Bush, in effect emboldens the terrorists. Jon talks with John Oliver, Senior White House Correspondent, about the intricacies of emboldening terrorists. Finally, Jon discusses with Larry Wilmore, Senior Black Historian, black history month's purpose.moreless
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Episode 14
    1/30/07
    9.2
    Tonight astrophysicist and author of Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandries, Neil deGrasse Tyson.

    Jon begins with a look at the Scooter Libby trial with a summary as to how it all began. Furthermore, John Oliver, Senior White House Correspondent comments on the Libby trial in more detail. Finally, Jon looks at how the primaries are now being moved up to earlier and earlier dates. He discusses this with John Hodgman, Resident Expert.moreless
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    Episode 13
    1/29/07
    9.1
    Tonight the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates and his quick exit after the interview.

    Jon starts the show with a look at who has or has not said they will run for President. Indecision '08 continues with Jon focusing on two of the Democratic candidates. First, Jon looks at Hillary Clinton and her joking about her husband's infidelity. Finally, Jon looks at the media's overreaction to Obama attending a muslim private school.moreless
  • Sen. Charles Schumer
    1/25/07
    9.3
    Tonight New York Senator Charles Schumer.

    Jon begins with a look at Senator John Kerry's long winded speech about how he is not running for President. Finally, Jon looks at Wolf Blitzer's interview of Dick Cheney and his lack of commenting on anything, specifically how he refuses to answer any question about his lesbian daughter.moreless
  • Scott McClellan
    Scott McClellan
    Episode 11
    1/24/07
    9.2
    Tonight former White House press secretary Scott McClellan.

    Jon begins with a thorough review of the President's State of the Union address. Rob Riggle and Samantha Bee then report on their overall impressions of the speech. Finally, Jon looks at the Democrats and medias response to Bush's speech.
  • Terry McAuliffe
    Terry McAuliffe
    Episode 10
    1/23/07
    9.2
    Tonight the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Terry McAuliffe.

    Jon starts off with a look at the Oscar nominations and how he wasn't asked to host them this year. He then segues into Indecision 2008, with a brief look at the candidates and the media's thirst for polls over who will win the primaries one year from now. Jon discusses with Senior Polling Expert, Samantha Bee, polling in general and how the numbers rise and fall over the course of a few hours. Finally, Louis Black looks at television show disclaimers and apologies in Back in Black.moreless
  • Gen. Rupert Smith
    Gen. Rupert Smith
    Episode 9
    1/22/07
    9.3
    Tonight former British Army General Rupert Smith, author of The Utility of Force: The Art of War in the Modern World.

    Jon begins with a look at the President's State of the Union Address and Bush's strong use of the word strong. Jon discusses with Jason Jones, Senior Political Analyst, the piece of mind we Americans sacrifice when we watch the news about Iraq. Jon briefly looks at all the new nominees who dropped their hat into the presidential race of 2008. Finally, Jon looks at the online newspaper versus the paper kind, and how people are using the vows section of the N.Y. Times to tell their life story as well as living obituaries, where the dead person speaks his own obituary.moreless
  • Robin Wright Penn
    Robin Wright Penn
    Episode 8
    1/18/07
    8.9
    Tonight actress and star of Hounddog, Robin Wright Penn.

    Jon first looks at the Doomsday Clock which was set five minutes ahead, now five minutes before midnight and world wide armageddon. Jon then looks at the start of the non-binding resolution extravaganza, where each Senator seemingly has his own resolution. Jon then looks at NBC's Dateline segment where they capture would-be child predators on camera and confront them, and ABC's Primetime Live response to that ratings grabber. Don Bakkedahl takes that story deeper by taking a look at exploitative television by seeing how people react to shocking behavior. Finally, Jon looks at Rick Sanchez, the reporter who volunteered to taser himself on camera, and all the would be reporters who follow in his painful, sometimes arousing footsteps in Taser Wars 2007.moreless
  • Jerry Rice
    Jerry Rice
    Episode 7
    1/17/07
    9.1
    Tonight former pro-football player and author of Go Long!: My Journey and Beyond the Game and the Fame, Jerry Rice.

    Jon begins by looking at Castro and the several conflicting reports surrounding his health, including one report stating that Castro had to be implanted with an artificial anus. Jon then looks at Obama's announcement stating that he is starting an exploratory committee in a segment called Countdown to Obamania. Jon then looks at the American Idol premiere with John Hodgman, Resident Expert. Finally, Rob Riggle looks at local politics with a man who changed his name to Andy Griffith in order to run in the election for local sheriff.moreless
  • Michael Oren
    Michael Oren
    Episode 6
    1/16/07
    8.3
    Tonight journalist and author of Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present, Michael Oren.

    Jon begins by looking at Steve Jobs introduction of the IPhone and then on to Iraq and the White House's public relations offensive to sell Bush's new strategy. Jon discusses Bush's plan further with John Oliver, Senior Policy Analyst. Finally, Jon delves deeper into criticism of the Bush plan with an in depth analysis of Rep. David Wu's comments comparing Bush to Star Trek's Klingons, with Senior Star Trek Analogy Analysts, Leonard Nimoy and George Takei.moreless
  • Josh Bernstein
    Josh Bernstein
    Episode 5
    1/15/07
    8.9
    Tonight the host of Digging for the Truth and author of Digging for the Truth: One Man's Epic Adventure Exploring the World's Greatest Archaeological Mysteries, Josh Bernstein.

    Jon first looks at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee and the disapproval of Bush's new Iraq plan as the Senator's discuss the details with Condoleeza Rice. Finally, Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore discusses Martin Luther King Jr. Day with Jon.moreless
  • Peter O'Toole
    Peter O'Toole
    Episode 4
    1/11/07
    8.8
    Tonight legendary actor and star of Venus, Peter O'Toole.

    Jon begins with a review of George Bush's presidential address about his change of strategy in Iraq. He then discusses Bush's speech with Major Rob Riggle, the show's military analyst. Finally, Jon looks at the Democrats response and the media's use of puns to describe Bush's last chance to cure the Iraq War.moreless
  • Gov. Mike Huckabee
    Gov. Mike Huckabee
    Episode 3
    1/10/07
    9.0
    Tonight former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Jon discusses the first 100 hours of the Democrats and there great start, namely Congress shutting down on the first day (to watch a football game which started at 8:30PM). Jon talks with Jon Oliver, senior comparative presidential historian about media pundits who compare Bush with Lincoln.moreless
  • Harry Frankfurt
    Harry Frankfurt
    Episode 2
    1/9/07
    8.8
    Tonight philosophy professor and author of On Truth, Harry Frankfurt.
  • Louis C.K.
    Louis C.K.
    Episode 1
    1/8/07
    9.3
    Tonight comedian Louis C.K.
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