The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Season 14

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Episode Guide

  • Hugh Grant
    Hugh Grant
    Episode 161
    12/16/09
    8.2
    Segments:
    - Tea party protest for health care reform
    - History of health care reform in a segment called "The D.C."
    - Samantha Bee's investigates Obama's socialist agenda using Christmas ornaments
    Guest:
    Actor Hugh Grant talks about his new movie "Did You Hear About the Morgans?"
  • Ray LaHood
    Ray LaHood
    Episode 160
    12/15/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - CEO's from the three biggest financial institutions don't meet with Obama due to bad weather
    - John Hodgman talks about how to pay off America's debt to China

    Guest:
    Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood
  • Sigourney Weaver
    Sigourney Weaver
    Episode 159
    12/14/09
    8.5
    Segments:
    - Copenhagen global warming summit
    - Oprah's White House Christmas and John Oliver talks about Hanukkah

    Guest:
    Actress Sigourney Weaver talks about her role in the new movie "Avatar".
  • Gwen Ifill
    Gwen Ifill
    Episode 158
    12/10/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Obama gets his Nobel Peace Prize
    - Glenn Beck loves gold
    - Jason Jones investigates the fractured tea party movement
    Guest:
    Journalist Gwen Ifill talks about her new book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.
  • Andrew Ross Sorkin
    Andrew Ross Sorkin
    Episode 157
    12/9/09
    8.1
    Segments:
    - "Cash for caulkers" program
    - TSA releases and then redacts its airport security procedures
    - Senate health care debate and a homeless man throws a tomato at Sarah Palin

    Guest:
    "New York Times" reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin talks about his new book Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System---and Themselves.moreless
  • Mike Huckabee
    Mike Huckabee
    Episode 156
    12/8/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Chicago man arrested for the Mumbai attacks
    - Gretchen Carlson dumbs herself down

    Guest:
    Former Governor of Arkansas and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee talks about his new book A Simple Christmas: Twelve Stories that Celebrate the True Holiday Spirit.
  • Dan Rather
    Dan Rather
    Episode 155
    12/7/09
    8.5
    Segments:
    - Health care reform debate heats up
    - $200 billion of extra TARP money used as quickly as it was found

    Guest:
    HDNet news reporter Dan Rather
  • Michael Specter
    Michael Specter
    Episode 154
    12/3/09
    8.0
    Segments:
    - John Oliver interviews Switzerland's Ambassador Peter Maurer about the country's excessive neutral attitude
    - New York bans same-sex marriage and Meredith Baxter comes out

    Guest:
    Journalist for 'The New Yorker' Michael Specter talks about his new bookDenialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives.moreless
  • Lance Armstrong
    Lance Armstrong
    Episode 153
    12/2/09
    8.3
    Segments:
    - 30,000 more troops being sent to Afghanistan
    - Scientists create artificial meat

    Guest:
    Professional cyclist Lance Armstrong talks about his new book Comeback 2.0: Up Close and Personal.
  • Thomas Friedman
    Thomas Friedman
    Episode 152
    12/1/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Stolen e-mails show false global warming data
    - Financial crisis in Dubai
    - Tiger Woods sex scandal in a musical montage
    Guest:
    Author and journalist Thomas Friedman talks about his new book Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0:Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America.moreless
  • Maziar Bahari
    Maziar Bahari
    Episode 151
    11/30/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - Married couple party crash a state dinner at the White House
    - Wyatt Cenac investigates why Americans are going to Mexico for health care

    Guest:
    Author Maziar Bahari talks about his recent arrest and 118 day captivity after the election riots in Iran as well as his book Transit Tehran: Young Iran and Its Inspirations.moreless
  • Jack's Mannequin
    Jack's Mannequin
    Episode 150
    11/19/09
    8.0
    Segments:
    - A new segment entitled "Things Not to Be Thankful For"
    - "Gaywatch" with a Boston man who's fired for saying to his co-worker that her homosexual life is 'bad stuff' and a 10-year-old is bullied for not pledging allegiance to the flag because of his support for gay rights.

    Guest:
    Rock band Jack's Mannequin promote and sing a song from their new album "The Glass Passenger".moreless
  • Lou Dobbs
    Lou Dobbs
    Episode 149
    11/18/09
    8.5
    Segments:
    - Sarah Palin's new memoir comes out

    Guest:
    Former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs stops by to talk about his leaving the spotlight of network news.
  • Vice President Joe Biden
    11/17/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - Obama visits China and bows to the Japanese emperor

    Guest:
    Vice President Joe Biden stops by for his 6th appearance on "The Daily Show".
  • Jake Adelstein
    Jake Adelstein
    Episode 147
    11/16/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - 9/11 terrorist trials in NYC
    - Jon is infuriated because the National Toy Hall of Fame inducts the ball, but not before the stick and cardboard box

    Guest:
    Author and journalist Jake Adelstein talks about his new book Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan.moreless
  • Dr. Jane Goodall
    Dr. Jane Goodall
    Episode 146
    11/12/09
    8.9
    Segments:
    - Lou Dobbs suddenly quits and goes rogue
    - Jon watches Sean Hannity's entire show for an explanation as to yesterday's comments only to find out that it wasn't worth the effort
    - House health care bill passed only because of an amendment barring federal funds paying for abortions
    Guest:
    Renowned anthropologist and chimpanzee researcher Dr. Jane Goodall talks about her new book Hope for Animals and Their World: How Endangered Species Are Being Rescued from the Brink.moreless
  • Clarence Clemons
    Clarence Clemons
    Episode 145
    11/11/09
    8.2
    Segments:
    - UC Santa Cruz want ad for a Grateful Dead archivist
    - Republicans afraid of blacks according to Michael Steele and CNN asks with Larry Wilmore answering, is blackface ever ok?
    - Cash for clunkers effect on demolition derbies with Josh Gad investigating
    Guest:
    Musician Clarence Clemons talks about his new book Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales.moreless
  • Serena Williams
    Serena Williams
    Episode 144
    11/10/09
    8.1
    Segments:
    - 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall
    - Sean Hannity inflates numbers of health care protest and uses old footage of Glenn Beck's protest rally

    Guest:
    Tennis star Serena Williams talks about her new book On the Line.
  • Senator Christopher Bond
    11/9/09
    8.0
    Segments:
    - House of Representatives pass health care bill after some wacky protests and speeches
    - 'Back in Black' rant on swine flu vaccine shortage

    Guest:
    Senator Christopher Bond talks about his new book The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam.
  • Ambassador Susan Rice
    Ambassador Susan Rice
    Episode 142
    11/5/09
    8.9
    Segments:
    - Heath care bill Republican objections as to its content, length, weight, and height
    - Glenn Beck's appendicitis leads to a Jon/Glenn like rant

    Guest:
    The 27th United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice talks about international politics with Jon.
  • Al Gore
    Al Gore
    Episode 141
    11/4/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - Elections results
    - Gay issues in Maine

    Guest:
    Former Vice President of the United States and Nobel Prize winner Al Gore talks about his new book Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.
  • David Plouffe
    David Plouffe
    Episode 140
    11/3/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - Election night with governor and mayoral races
    - Dick Cheney's handwritten notes that he can't recall ever writing notes regarding Joe Wilson's article

    Guest:
    The architect and political strategist of the 2008 Obama campaign David Plouffe talks about his new book The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory.moreless
  • Senator Bob Menendez
    Senator Bob Menendez
    Episode 139
    11/2/09
    8.3
    Segments:
    - NYC election with Bloomberg's World Series ad, a New Jersey governor's race with below the belt tactics, and a contentious District 23 race in New York with a 3rd party candidate backed by Sarah Palin
    - New York and Philly battle for the title of douchiest sports' fans in a segment called "Clash of the Cretins".

    Guest:
    Senator Bob Menendez talks about his new book Growing American Roots: Why Our Nation Will Thrive as Our Largest Minority Flourishes.moreless
  • Wanda Sykes
    Wanda Sykes
    Episode 138
    10/29/09
    7.8
    Segments:
    - Obama's war on Fox News and Fox finally admits it's not news, only opinion in a segment called "For Fox Sake!"
    - Mayoral election in NYC with Bloomberg ignoring term limits law

    Guest:
    Comedian Wanda Sykes talks about her new show "The Wanda Sykes Show".
  • Dr. Mustafa Barghouti and Anna Baltzer
    10/28/09
    8.0
    Segments:
    - Protesters pressure Harry Reid to put back the public option into health care bill
    - John Hodgman on Wall Street makeover reform

    Guest:
    Former Palestinian Authority Presidential Candidate Dr. Mustafa Barghouti and author Anna Baltzer who wroteWitness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories.moreless
  • Steven D. Levitt
    Steven D. Levitt
    Episode 136
    10/27/09
    8.2
    Segments:
    - George W. Bush speaks at a "Get Motivated" seminar for a whopping $19 per office
    - Afghanistan election recount back in the forefront thanks to John Kerry and then conservatives say Obama is dithering on Afghanistan
    - Wyatt Cenac asks whether people can live their politics when he talks to a liberal who is boycotting Whole Foods
    Guest:
    Economist and author Steven D. Levitt talks about his new book SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance.moreless
  • Susie Essman
    Susie Essman
    Episode 135
    10/26/09
    8.0
    Segments:
    - Yankees/Phillies World Series
    - Bernie Madoff eats pizza cooked by a child molester
    - Vatican tries to lure Anglicans over to their side
    - John McCain's Internet Freedom Act and his opposition against net neutrality

    Guest:
    Author and comedian Susie Essman discusses her book What Would Susie Say?moreless
  • Jennifer Burns
    Jennifer Burns
    Episode 134
    10/15/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Balloon Boy safe
    - Dow Jones where it was in 1999 - Swine flu update and doubts over the vaccine
    - RNC's new hipper website
    Guest:
    Author Jennifer Burns talks about her new book Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand and the American.
  • Barbara Ehrenreich
    Barbara Ehrenreich
    Episode 133
    10/14/09
    8.3
    Segments:
    - Baby who is too fat to be covered under health care plan and an update on the health care bill
    - Senator Al Franken wants to remove a clause under Pentagon contracts that states that employees cannot sue if they are raped by co-workers

    Guest:
    Author Barbara Ehrenreich talks about her new book Bright-sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America .moreless
  • Chesley Sullenberger
    Chesley Sullenberger
    Episode 132
    10/13/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - Gay rights march in D.C. and the lack of media coverage
    - John Oliver visits the gay march and investigates the gay agenda
    - Media question whether Obama deserves the Nobel Peace Prize
    Guest:
    Airline pilot Chesley Sullenberger, who successfully landed a plane in the Hudson River, talks about his new book Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters.moreless
  • Janet Napolitano
    Janet Napolitano
    Episode 131
    10/12/09
    8.5
    Segments:
    - CNN fact checks an SNL sketch and little else

    Guest:
    Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
  • David Gregory
    David Gregory
    Episode 130
    10/8/09
    8.1
    Segments:
    - Tom DeLay quits 'Dancing With the Stars'
    - Afghanistan strategy session
    - Slim Thug's new music video about the recession
    Guest:
    David Gregory from NBC's "Meet the Press".
  • William Kamkwamba
    William Kamkwamba
    Episode 129
    10/7/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - Obama meets with China before the Dalai Lama
    - Wyatt Cenac investigates how the recession effected Slim Thug and the rap industry

    Guest:
    Inventor William Kamkwamba from Malawi talks about his self-made windmills which are used to create electricity.
  • Secretary Ray Mabus
    Secretary Ray Mabus
    Episode 128
    10/6/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Gourmet magazine among others folding
    - Larry Wilmore gives tips to whites on how to play the race card
    - Obama too busy to revoke "don't ask, don't tell" policy
    Guest:
    The 75th United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus.
  • Sarah Vowell
    Sarah Vowell
    Episode 127
    10/5/09
    8.0
    Segments:
    - Chicago doesn't get the Olympics
    - Pollution cap and trade bill

    Guest:
    Author Sarah Vowell talks about her new book The Wordy Shipmates.
  • Joy Behar
    Joy Behar
    Episode 126
    10/1/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Irony of CNN's warnings against texting while driving
    - Obama off to Copenhagen to help Chicago get the Olympics while the media criticize his priorities
    - John Oliver talks to tea partiers to get advice to help G20 Summit protesters
    Guest:
    Joy Behar, the host of "The Joy Behar Show".moreless
  • Jon Krakauer
    Jon Krakauer
    Episode 125
    9/30/09
    9.2
    Segments: - Dems do not pass health care - High-frequency trading on Wall Street Guest: Author Jon Krakauer talks about his new book Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman.
  • Ron Paul
    Ron Paul
    Episode 124
    9/29/09
    7.8
    Segments:
    - Sean Hannity blames California drought on the government and fish
    - Water on the moon

    Guest:
    Representative Ron Paul talks about their new book End the FedSean Hannitya>.
  • Bruce Bueno De Mesquita
    9/28/09
    8.3
    Segments:
    - G20 Summit protests and highlights
    - Politicization of the National Endowment for the Arts and brainwashed school children scare Fox News

    Guest:
    Political scientist and author Bruce Bueno De Mesquita talks about his new book The Predictioneer'sGame: Using the Logic of Brazen Self-Interest to See and Shape the Future.moreless
  • Rod Blagojevich
    Rod Blagojevich
    Episode 122
    9/24/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - U.N. General Assembly speech highlights
    - Democratic fundraiser Hassan Nemazee caught running a Ponzi scheme

    Guest:
    Former disgraced Governor of Illinois and author of the new book The Governor, Rod Blagojevich.
  • Tom Ridge
    Tom Ridge
    Episode 121
    9/23/09
    7.8
    Segments:
    - Climate change discussion at the U.N.
    - Aasif Mandvi reports on why the wind is dying and why the Earth is trying to kill us

    Guest:
    Former Secretary of Homeland Security and author of the new bookThe Test of Our Times: America Under Siege...And How We Can Be Safe Again Tom Ridge.moreless
  • Vali Nasr
    Vali Nasr
    Episode 120
    9/22/09
    8.3
    Segments:
    - Emmy win nod to The Daily Show staff
    - Obama's possible media overexposure
    - Valuers Voters Summit highlights and Tom DeLay performs on "Dancing With the Stars."
    Guest:
    Author of the new book Forces of Fortune: TheRise of the New Muslim Middle and What It Will Mean for Our World Vali Nasr.moreless
  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    Episode 119
    9/17/09
    7.8
    Segments:
    - War in Afghanistan not going well - Election fraud in Afghanistan
    - John Oliver talks with Jon about why Afghanistan is unconquerable

    Guest:
    Former President Bill Clinton
  • Ricky Gervais
    Ricky Gervais
    Episode 118
    9/16/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Reforming Wall Street
    - Joe Wilson refuses to apologize to Congress
    - "Back in Black" with Lewis Black on angry outbursts
    Guest:
    Actor and director Ricky Gervais talks about his new movie "The Invention of Lying".
  • Matt Damon
    Matt Damon
    Episode 117
    9/15/09
    8.3
    Segments:
    - White kids get beat up by black kids
    - ACORN corruption
    - Jason Jones sees the Arizona State Capitol building which is for sale

    Guest:
    Actor Matt Damon talks about his new movie "The Informant".
  • LeBron James
    LeBron James
    Episode 116
    9/14/09
    8.3
    Segments:
    - Rep. Joe Wilson heckles Obama during a joint session of Congress and health care reform remains at a standstill
    - Fox News coverage of protesters is good and Glenn Beck's minions march on Washington

    Guest:
    Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player LeBron James talks about his new book Shooting Stars.moreless
  • Betsy McCaughey
    Betsy McCaughey
    Episode 115
    8/20/09
    8.9
    Segments:
    - Low voter turnout in Afghan election
    - Everyone's recession is over except ours, the upside being that 9 out of 10 U.S. bills have cocaine residue on them

    Guest:
    Former Lt. Governor from New York Betsy McCaughey talks with Jon about Obama's potential death panels.
  • Tim Gunn
    Tim Gunn
    Episode 114
    8/19/09
    9.0
    Segments:
    - Barney Frank snaps at Nazi insulting town hall protesters over health care
    - Fox News defends protesters
    - Shah Rukh Khan detained at Newark airport
    Guest:
    Project Runway's Tim Gunn
  • Christopher McDougall
    Christopher McDougall
    Episode 113
    8/18/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - Senator Jim Webb rescues an American prisoner from Myanmar
    - Gun-toting citizens at Obama rallies
    - CNN's new segment "Just Sayin'"

    Guest:
    Author Christopher McDougall talks about his new book Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen.
  • David Cross
    David Cross
    Episode 112
    8/17/09
    8.7
    Segments: - 100 meter record broken - Obama's town hall meeting in Montana and Colorado - Misleading cable news polls Guest: Comedian David Cross talks about his new book I Drink for a Reason.
  • Rachel McAdams
    Rachel McAdams
    Episode 111
    8/13/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - Glenn Beck's hates health care in January 2008 when he's on CNN and now loves it when he's on Fox
    - Bush administration alumni set the record straight
    - "Rod Blagojevich's Quest for Rock Bottom"
    Guest:
    Actress Rachel McAdams talks about her new movie "The Time Traveler's Wife".
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  • Jeff Sharlet
    Jeff Sharlet
    Episode 110
    8/12/09
    9.3
    Segments:
    - Obama attends a town hall meeting to promote his health care plan
    - John Oliver uses a scared straight approach with an ex-con to convince business students to sign an ethics oath

    Guest:
    Author of the new book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, Jeff Sharlet.
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  • Austan Goolsbee
    Austan Goolsbee
    Episode 109
    8/11/09
    9.1
    Segments:
    - Dems muddle through explaining health care reform
    - Larry Wilmore discusses how health care is a racial issue and how white will eventually be the minority - The media ask whether Bill Clinton eclipsed his wife with the North Korea rescue and Hillary's harsh answer in the Congo
    Guest:
    Economist and staff director of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board, Austan Goolsbee.
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  • Douglas Brinkley
    Douglas Brinkley
    Episode 108
    8/10/09
    8.5
    Segments:
    - Health care reform creates a spirited atmosphere and a crazed debate in town hall meetings
    - The Daily Show health care panel with Sam Bee, John Oliver, and Aasif Mandvi talk about government death panels

    Guest:
    Author and professor Douglas Brinkley talks about his new book The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America.
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  • Dara Torres
    Dara Torres
    Episode 107
    8/6/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Great Britain 25 year old carp Benson dies
    - New justice Sonia Sotomayor is confirmed
    - Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes president
    Guest:
    Olympic swimmer Dara Torres talks about her new book Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life.
  • Paul Giamatti
    Paul Giamatti
    Episode 106
    8/5/09
    9.0
    Segments:
    - Bill Clinton helps free two journalists jailed in North Korea
    - John Oliver investigates whether chimps or orangutans are man's closest relative

    Guest:
    Actor Paul Giamatti discusses his new movie "Cold Souls".
  • Rep. Henry Waxman
    Rep. Henry Waxman
    Episode 105
    8/4/09
    8.9
    Segments:
    - Obama's birthday bowl bash
    - Media proclaim that Obama must pass his health care bill to survive

    - John Oliver's opines on Obama's popularity - Senator Chuck Grassley's mixed and confused myths used to explain the health care bill Guest:
    Congressman Henry Waxman talks about his new book The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works.
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  • Ronald Kessler
    Ronald Kessler
    Episode 104
    8/3/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - Consumers praise "cash for clunkers" program while Fox News say it works too well
    - Jon explains the Fox News crank cycle
    - South Carolina man has sex with a horse
    Guest:
    Journalist Ronald Kessler talks about his new book In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect.
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  • Judd Apatow
    Judd Apatow
    Episode 103
    7/30/09
    8.9
    Segments:
    - Republican scare tactics regarding Obama's health care plan cause Obama to answer some ridiculous questions
    - Obama's beer summit highlights

    Guest:
    Director Judd Apatow talks about his new feature film "Funny People"
  • John Bolton
    John Bolton
    Episode 102
    7/29/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - The media and Obama scare tactics with Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, and Glenn Beck
    - John Oliver asks if we should trust Timothy Geithner, who can't sell his house, to fix the economy

    Guest:
    Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton
  • Spinal Tap
    Spinal Tap
    Episode 101
    7/28/09
    8.0
    Segments:
    - Henry Louis-Gate awakens America's racial tension Obama tries to quell with an apology to the stupid police and later on with an invite over to the White House for a beer
    - New Jersey corruption scandal involving 3 mayors, 5 rabbis, black market organs, and fake Gucci bags

    Guest:
    Heavy metal band Spinal Tap promote their new album "Back from the Dead"
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  • Bill Kristol
    Bill Kristol
    Episode 100
    7/27/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - Sarah Palin's final speech as Alaska's governor
    - Jason Jones visits Sarah Palin's resignation picnic and tries to protect the former governor from the media
    - Bobby Jindal hands out a giant novelty stimulus check as an effort to protest Obama's stimulus package
    Guest:
    Editor of "The Weekly Standard" Bill Kristol.moreless
  • Sally Jenkins
    Sally Jenkins
    Episode 99
    7/23/09
    8.5
    Segments:
    - The media is vexed as to how complex Obama's health care plan is so he holds a press conference to clarify the plan only to draw the media's attention to his response to the Henry Louis Gates Jr. arrest
    - Senate stops production of useless F-22s and rejects a bill allowing concealed guns across state lines

    Guest:
    Author of the new book The State of Jones about a forgotten Civil War hero, Sally Jenkins.moreless
  • Kevin Nealon
    Kevin Nealon
    Episode 98
    7/22/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Obama's birth certificate still being questioned in a segment called "The Born Identity"
    - Good Morning America interviews a celebrity grave expert and tries to find Michael Jackson's lost corpse and potential killer

    Guest:
    Actor Kevin Nealon from "Weeds"
  • Steven Chu
    Steven Chu
    Episode 97
    7/21/09
    8.9
    Segments:
    - House Democrats energy bill puts Jon to sleep
    - Jon later explains how the bill was butchered in the form of a superhero
    - Wyatt Cenac investigates the business rivalry between competing iPhone apps "Pull My Finger" and "iFart."
    Guest:
    Secretary of the Department of Energy Steven Chumoreless
  • Brian Williams
    Brian Williams
    Episode 96
    7/20/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - 40th anniversary of the moon landing
    - Journalists try to entice Mark Sanford into an interview
    - Lewis Black on health care
    Guest:
    NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams
  • Robert Glennon
    Robert Glennon
    Episode 95
    7/16/09
    8.3
    Segments:
    - Goldman Sachs $3.4 billion dollar profit in three months
    - Sonia Sotomayor's third day of hearings and Senator Lindsey Graham's beratement of the nominee
    - Wyatt Cenac exposes Sonia Sotomayor's gang ties
    Guest:
    Professor of Law and author of the new book Unquenchable: America's Water Crisis and What To Do About It, Robert Glennon.
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  • Kathleen Sebelius
    Kathleen Sebelius
    Episode 94
    7/15/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - Obama throws out the first pitch at the All-Star Game
    - Obama's health care plan draws fire from Republicans
    - Sam Bee, John Oliver, and Wyatt Cenac compare the various health care plans their covered under Guest:
    Current Secretary of Health and Human Services and former governor of Kansas, Kathleen Sebelius.
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  • Peter Mancall
    Peter Mancall
    Episode 93
    7/14/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing in a segment called "White Men Can't Judge"
    - Former Mets player Lenny Dykstra becomes a successful financial adviser only to lose it all, despite Jim Cramer vouching for his financial greatness

    Guest:
     Professor of history and author of the new book Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson Peter Mancall.
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  • Rep. Barney Frank
    Rep. Barney Frank
    Episode 92
    7/13/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - Obama may have stared at a girl's ass and or helped another girl down the stairs
    - Media exploitation of Oscar Mayer III's funeral - Sarah Palin resigns

    Guest:
    Rep. Barney Frank talks about his new bookBarney Frank: The Story of America's Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman.
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  • Robert Kenner
    Robert Kenner
    Episode 91
    7/2/09
    8.9
    Segments: - - Guest: Director Robert Kenner talks with Jon about the nature of the American food industry in his new movie "Food, Inc."
  • Justin Fox
    Justin Fox
    Episode 90
    7/1/09
    8.5
    Segments:
    - Some want Osama bin Laden to attack America to further their national security agenda
    - Al Franken finally officially Senator of Minnesota
    - Kristen Schaal talks about the potential French ban of the burka
    Guest:
    Time magazine business and economics columnist Justin Fox discusses his book The Myth Of The Rational Market
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  • Mike Kim
    Mike Kim
    Episode 89
    6/30/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - U.S. officially leaves Iraq's cities and Dick Cheney speaks out
    - Jon hands out Rippy Awards for those in the media who covered Michael Jackson's death

    Guest:
    Author Mike Kim talks about his harrowing ordeal in North Korea with Jon and in his new book Escaping North Korea: Defiance and Hope in the World's Most Repressive Country '.
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  • Dr. Oliver Sacks
    Dr. Oliver Sacks
    Episode 88
    6/29/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - Mark Sanford doesn't resign as governor because of King David
    - A coup in Honduras
    - CIA recruits Wall Street - Bernie Madoff's 150 year sentence
    Guest:
    Author of Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Revisedand Expanded Edition neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks comes on the show and talks about how music influences the brain.
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  • Cameron Diaz
    Cameron Diaz
    Episode 87
    6/25/09
    8.9
    Segments:
    - Obama administration worries over The Daily Show making fun of future vice presidents if they are allowed to testify
    - Jason Jones takes a look at Iran's huge youth population and culture

    Guest:
    Actress Cameron Diaz talks about her new movie "My Sister's Keeper".
  • Reza Aslan
    Reza Aslan
    Episode 86
    6/24/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - Mark Sanford wasn't in the woods but cruising the coast of Argentina and holds a press conference admitting to having an affair
    - Obama condemns the Iranian government's actions but it's not enough for some Republicans
    - North Korea wants some attention and threatens to fire a missile towards Hawaii on the 4th of July weekend
    Guest:
    Author Reza Aslan comes back on the show and talks about the current Iranian revolution and his book How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror.
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  • Larry David
    Larry David
    Episode 85
    6/23/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina missing since last Thursday, turns out he was hiking for a few days
    - Part 3 of Jason Jones special about Iran with his questioning Iranians and Americans about who knows more about the others country

    Guest:
    Comedian and actor in the new Woody Allen film "Whatever Works", Larry David
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  • Bill Russell
    Bill Russell
    Episode 84
    6/22/09
    8.3
    Segments:
    - As the government in Iran cracks down on protesters, the media ponders whether Obama is doing enough to help
    - Aasif Mandvi reports from Tehran where Westerners and Zionists are meddling in Iran and causing chaos
    - Jason Jones spoke with three threats to Iran two weeks before the Iranian government arrested them
    - Ebrahim Yazdi's son, whose father was arrested from his hospital room, stops by on the show and asks people to write letters to the Iranian government asking why they are rounding people up

    Guest:
    Former Celtic basketball player and author of the new book Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend, Bill Russell.
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  • Mike Huckabee
    Mike Huckabee
    Episode 83
    6/18/09
    8.5
    Segments:
    - Republicans compare themselves to the Iranian revolution
    - Larry Wilmore and Jon apologize for what blacks and Jews have done to each other

    Guest:
    Former presidential candidate and former governor of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee.
  • Peter Laufer
    Peter Laufer
    Episode 82
    6/17/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Obama's killer fly swatting instincts
    - Iran's soccer team wore green wristbands in support of Iranian protesters
    - Jason Jones investigates why Iran is so evil in a segment called "Jason Jones: Behind the Veil - Minarets of Menace". - Barack Obama wants to fix the health care system and the Republicans warns of bureaucrats between you and your doctor
    Guest:
    Journalist and author of the new book The Dangerous World of Butterflies: The Startling Subculture of Criminals, Collectors, and Conservationists, Peter Laufer.
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  • Tom Folsom
    Tom Folsom
    Episode 81
    6/16/09
    8.3
    Segments:
    - CNN reports on Iran's election by using internet social networking sites
    - Four Guantanamo detainees who are Chinese Muslims also known as Uighurs, are sent to live in Bermuda
    - The media tries to see who is to blame for the Holocaust Museum shooting from Rush Limbaugh to the NRA
    Guest:
    Author of the new book The Mad Ones: Crazy Joe Gallo and the Revolution at the Edge of the Underworld, Tom Folsom.
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  • Ed Helms
    Ed Helms
    Episode 80
    6/15/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Protests over corrupt Iranian election results
    - Jason Jones heads to a hookah bar in Iran and John Oliver goes over the Iranian election results
    - Samantha Bee interviews revolutionaries who want Long Island to secede and become the 51st state
    Guest:
    Former Daily Show correspondent Ed Helms talks about his new movie "The Hangover".
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  • Katie Couric
    Katie Couric
    Episode 79
    6/11/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - According to the media, Obama's Cairo speech influenced elections in Lebanon and perhaps other elections calling it the Obama Effect
    - Jason Jones visits Iran and attends a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rally
    - F#@ked or Fixed: AIG makes radical changes now calling themselves AIU, Obama drops caps on executive salary's and appoints Ken Feinberg as pay czar.
    Guest:
    Anchor of CBS Evening News, Katie Couric.
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  • Saad Mohseni
    Saad Mohseni
    Episode 78
    6/10/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - The feud over coffee sponsorships boils over as Joe Scarborough calls Jon an angry man with a Napoleonic complex
    - Jason Jones visits the offices of the New York Times
    - A Guantanamo detainee arrives in New York

    Guest:
    Founder of Afghanistan's largest media company called the Moby Group and the executive producer of the new documentary film "Afghan Star", Saad Mohseni.
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  • Peter Schiff
    Peter Schiff
    Episode 77
    6/9/09
    8.1
    Segments:
    - The imaginary fight between Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich.
    - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi weathers three terms being charged with corruption and other crimes and currently allegations he's having an affair with an 18 year old girl.
     - John Hodgman gives advice to California to help solve its budget crisis.
    Guest:
    Economist and author of the new book The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets: How to Keep Your Portfolio Up When the Market is Down, Peter Schiff.
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  • Gretchen Peters
    Gretchen Peters
    Episode 76
    6/8/09
    8.9
    Segments:
    - Joe Scarborough sets Jon straight on the Starbucks deal
    - Fox News stabs at Obama's mid-East speech, MSNBC goes after Rush Limbaugh, and CNN looks to the viewer for its news
    - "Fox & Friends" was upset that Sacha Baron Cohen's ass landed on Eminem's face during the MTV movie awards, but a lingerie football romp is fine.
    Guest:
    Journalist and author of the new book Seeds of Terror: How Heroin Is Bankrolling the Taliban and al Qaeda, Gretchen Peters.
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  • Will Ferrell
    Will Ferrell
    Episode 75
    6/4/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Obama visits the Middle East for a big speech in Cairo
    - Brian Williams and his two-hour, two-day MTV like reality show on the inner workings of the White House

    Guest:
    Actor and star of the new movie "Land of the Lost", Will Ferrell.
  • Michael Lewis
    Michael Lewis
    Episode 74
    6/3/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Starbucks sponsors "Morning Joe"
    - Dick Cheney makes another round on the media circuit and blames 9/11 on Richard Clarke in a segment called "Dick (Uncut)"
    - Wyatt Cenac talks with Jon about imaginary black on white crime
    Guest:
    Journalist and author of the new book Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity, Michael Lewis.
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  • P.J. O'Rourke
    P.J. O'Rourke
    Episode 73
    6/2/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - U.S. government gave $20 billion to GM to avoid bankruptcy and 6 months later, they declare bankruptcy
    - Josh Gad investigates investing in assault weapons

    Guest:
    Political satirist and author of the new book Driving Like Crazy:Thirty Years of Vehicular Hell-bending, Celebrating America the Way It's Supposed To Be -- With an Oil Well in Every Backyard, a Cadillac ... of the Federal Reserve Mowing Our Lawn, P.J. O'Rourke.
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  • Bob Woodruff
    Bob Woodruff
    Episode 72
    6/1/09
    7.7
    Segments:
    - Obama taps Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court
    - The Obamas go out on the town in New York

    Guest:
    ABC News correspondent and host of the new ABC special "Earth 2100" about the environment, Bob Woodruff.
  • Larry King
    Larry King
    Episode 71
    5/21/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - Obama and Cheney give dueling speeches on national security at the same time
    - The FBI arrest four homegrown terrorists for trying to blow up synagogues in the Bronx

    Guest:
    CNN talk show host and author of his new book My Remarkable Journey, Larry King.
  • Elizabeth Edwards
    Elizabeth Edwards
    Episode 70
    5/20/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - RNC chairman Michael Steele says gay marriage is bad for small businesses
    - Obama new fuel efficiency standard
    - Britain's corruption scandal for members of Parliament using tax money for personal expenses
    Guest:
    The wife of former presidential candidate John Edwards and the author of the new book Resilience: Reflections on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life's Adversities, Elizabeth Edwards.
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  • Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich
    Episode 69
    5/19/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Republicans look forward to Ronald Reagan
    - Linebacker James Harrison refuses to join his team at the White House
    - Gitmo detainees may be housed in America, but it looks like no State wants them
    Guest:
    Former Speaker of the House and author of 5 Principles for a Successful Life: From Our Family to Yours, Newt Gingrich.
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  • Sarah Fisher
    Sarah Fisher
    Episode 68
    5/18/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Obama get heckled for his po-choice stance on abortion during his Notre Dame commencement speech
    - Senior Obama Analyst Wyatt Cenac answers Jon's question, "Who is Barack Obama?"
    - Chrysler and General Motors tell nearly 2000 car dealerships they're closing by sending them form letters
    Guest:
    Race car driver Sarah Fishermoreless
  • Thu, May 15, 2009
    Thu, May 15, 2009
    Episode 67
    5/15/09
    0.0
    Jon finds out just how good a job we're doing at killing the environment from the head of the EPA, Lisa P. Jackson.
  • Lisa P. Jackson
    Lisa P. Jackson
    Episode 67
    5/14/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Obama won't release detainee torture photos and won't intervene in the dismissal of a gay lieutenant who is one of only 54 Arabic translators.
    - Samantha Bee examines the public health threat that is Michelle Obama's elitist organic garden in a segment called "Little Crop of Horrors".

    Guest:
    EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jacksonmoreless
  • Husain Haqqani
    Husain Haqqani
    Episode 66
    5/13/09
    8.1
    Segments:
    - Pope visits the Holy Land with an ambitious peace agenda over a whole five days
    - The first ever White House poetry jam, not a poetry slam

    Guest:
    Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. Husain Haqqani.
  • Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks
    Episode 65
    5/12/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Miss California is against gay marriage and the media create a controversy
    - Nancy Pelosi denies knowing about torture being used during the Bush administration when in fact she did
    - Jason Jones investigates why Arizona State University won't give Obama an honorary degree

    Guest:
    Actor and star of the new movie Angels and Demons, Tom Hanks.
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  • Frank Partnoy
    Frank Partnoy
    Episode 64
    5/11/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - White House Correspondents dinner highlights
    - Dick Cheney speaks the truth

    Guest:
    Financial commentator and author of The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals, Frank Partnoy.
  • Ken Salazar
    Ken Salazar
    Episode 63
    5/7/09
    8.2
    Segments:
    - Maine legalizes gay marriage and D.C. city council passes legislation too, with Marion Barry as the single hold out
    - Great Britain bans many people including conservative radio host Michael Savage from ever entering the country
    - Larry Wilmore examines the difficulty white kids will have in the future when whites will be the minority

    Guest:
    The current U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar.
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  • George Stephanopoulos
    5/6/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Pakistan asks for help to protect their nuclear weapons from approaching Taliban
    - Obama and Biden order burgers at a local burger joint
    - Dan Rather reports from 1973 outside a Mexican restaurant as Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger dine

    Guest:
    Chief Washington Correspondent for ABC News George Stephanopoulos.
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  • Fareed Zakaria
    Fareed Zakaria
    Episode 61
    5/5/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Taxpayers own GM & Chrysler bought out by Italian automaker Fiat
    - Bank stress tests and the lack of giving any results to the public
    - The Republican Party tries to revamp its image at a pizza place in Virginia

    Guest:
    Journalist and author Fareed Zakaria talks about his new book The Post-American World.
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  • Denis Leary
    Denis Leary
    Episode 60
    5/4/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - Supreme Court Justice David Souter retires
    - Congress debates a new hate crime bill which adds sexual orientation and the fallibility of the college bowl system

    Guest:
    Actor and star of Rescue Me, Denis Leary.
  • Hugh Jackman
    Hugh Jackman
    Episode 59
    4/30/09
    8.5
    Segments:
    - Swine flu update including the discovery of patient zero and the pork industry wanting to call the virus the hybrid flu
    - Obama's first 100 day's press conference and the media reaction - John Oliver visits the Large Hadron Collider and explores the potential dangers of this physics experiment

    Guest:
    Actor Hugh Jackman comes by on the show to talk about his new movie, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
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  • Doris Kearns Goodwin
    4/29/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - Reactions to Senator Arlen Specter switching parties
    - Larry Wilmore grades Obama

    Guest:
    Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin talks with Jon about Obama's first 100 days in office.
  • Cliff May
    Cliff May
    Episode 57
    4/28/09
    9.0
    Segments:
    - Senator Arlen Specter switches parties and joins the Democrats strictly for reelection purposes
    - Media frenzy and grading for Obama's first 100 days
    - Congresswoman Jane Harmon's phone is wiretapped and leads to the discovery of a complex conspiracy and possible corruption charges
    Guest:
    The President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Cliff May.
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  • Christine Lagarde
    Christine Lagarde
    Episode 56
    4/27/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - Swine flu outbreak
    - Air Force One flying low near Ground Zero causes a panic

    Guest:
    France's Minister of Finance Christine Lagarde talks with Jon about the state of the global economy.
  • Richard Beeman
    Richard Beeman
    Episode 55
    4/23/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Torture memos may lead to possible prosecution of former Bush officials, but Obama vows to look forward instead
    - Samantha Bee talks about interrogation techniques in front of her son Track - U.N. resolution of children's rights and prohibiting the U.S. from adopting a global currency

    Guests:
    Author and historian Richard Beeman talks about his new book Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution.
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  • Philip Alcabes
    Philip Alcabes
    Episode 54
    4/22/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Dick Cheney and Karl Rove attack Obama over torture memos
    - John Oliver visits Bizarro Washington
    - Wyatt Cenac's trip to Sweden continues
    Guests:
    Philip Alcabes is an infectious-disease epidemiologist who talks about his new book Dread:How Fear and Fantasy have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to the Avian Flu.
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  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
    4/21/09
    8.9
    Segments:
    - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad heckled by a clown and Barack Obama meets Hugo Chavez
    - Wyatt Cenac travels to Sweden in a segment called "The Stockholm Syndrome"

    Guests:
    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the 23rd president of Liberia and the first elected female president on Africa talks about her new book This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President.
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  • Reza Aslan
    Reza Aslan
    Episode 52
    4/20/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - Obama releases torture memos
    - Lewis Black talks about Earth Day tv specials for kids

    Guests:
    Author Reza Aslan talks about his new book How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror.
  • Ben Affleck
    Ben Affleck
    Episode 51
    4/16/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Tax Protests

    Guests:
    Actor Ben Affleck talks about his new movie "State of Play".
  • Elizabeth Warren
    Elizabeth Warren
    Episode 50
    4/15/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Tax day tea party protests
    - Goldman Sachs profits

    Guests:
    The Chair on the Congressional Oversight Panel on TARP Elizabeth Warren
  • Ron Darling
    Ron Darling
    Episode 49
    4/14/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - Pirate attacks in a segment called "The Buc Stops Here"
    - John Oliver's pirate rescue simulation
    - The Obama's first dog Bo Obama
    Guests:
    Former New York Met Ron Darling talks about his new book The Complete Game: Reflections on Baseball, Pitching, and Life on the Mound.
  • William Cohan
    William Cohan
    Episode 48
    4/9/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Obama hasn't been to church for 11 Sundays
    - Jason Jones investigates the rise in STDs among senior citizens in Florida in a segment called "Dirty Bird Special"

    Guests:
    Author William Cohan talks about his new bookHouse of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street.
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  • Nancy Pelosi
    Nancy Pelosi
    Episode 47
    4/8/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - Secretary of Defense Robert Gates new military budget
    - Vermont's legislature votes to legalize same-sex marriage

    Guests:
    Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
  • Jehan Sadat
    Jehan Sadat
    Episode 46
    4/7/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Obama welcomed in Europe
    - Fox News sees Obama as a tyrant out to take our liberties away

    Guests:
    Jehan Sadat, the widow of the assassinated Egyptian president Anwar Sadat talks about her book My Hope for Peace.

  • Michael J. Fox
    Michael J. Fox
    Episode 45
    4/6/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Iowa Supreme Court says that banning gay marriage is unconstitutional
    - North Korea's launches another Taepodong rocket
    - John Hodgman helps save the auto industry
    Guests:
    Actor Michael J. Fox talks about his new book Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist.
  • Tom Zoellner
    Tom Zoellner
    Episode 44
    4/2/09
    8.3
    Segments:
    - Media obsession with Michelle Obama's clothes - Obama goes to London for the G20 summit - John Oliver comments on why you don't touch the Queen of England
    Guests:
    Author Tom Zoellner talks about his book
    Uranium - War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World
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  • Peter Orszag
    Peter Orszag
    Episode 43
    4/1/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Rush Limbaugh leaves New York because of high taxes
    - Congress' use of jumbo placards to explain Obama's budget and the process of reconciliation by the Senate majority in a segment called"The Ever Spending Story"

    Guests:
    Economist and current Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Barack Obama, Peter Orszag
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  • Seth Rogen
    Seth Rogen
    Episode 42
    3/31/09
    8.1
    Segments:
    - The 'War on Terror' is renamed to 'Overseas Contingency Operation' in a segment called "Redefinition Accomplished"
    - Senior Linguisist talks with Jon about the process of rebranding
    - News teasers that may or may not kill you after the commercial break
    Guests:
    Actor Seth Rogen talks about his latest movie "Observe and Report"moreless
  • Jack Cafferty
    Jack Cafferty
    Episode 41
    3/30/09
    8.5
    Segments:
    - CNN's Susan Roesgen helps report and protect people from the floods in Fargo, ND
    - Barack Obama becomes a car salesman in a segment called "Carmageddon '09 - Lemon Aid"
    - Aasif Mandvi interviews two Americans who try to stop illegal immigration in a segment called "Borderline Cops"
    Guests:
    CNN's Jack Caffertymoreless
  • Bruce Springsteen
    Bruce Springsteen
    Episode 40
    3/19/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - Pope says condoms make AIDS in Africa worse
    - Congress covers its rear as it seeks someone to blame for the AIG bailout

    Guests:
    Bruce Springsteen comes by the show to promote his new album Working on a Dream and perform the title track

  • Nandan Nilekani
    Nandan Nilekani
    Episode 39
    3/18/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - An unstoppable army of Burmese pythons roam Florida
    - The Dick Cheney interview in a segment called "Interview With a Vampire" - Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore talks about how tough it is for white people to be white-collar criminals Guests:
    Author of Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation Nandan Nilekani

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  • Ian McShane
    Ian McShane
    Episode 38
    3/17/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - AIG bonuses and the ensuing outrage in a segment called "The Notorious AIG"
    - Populist rage festers prompting citizens to teabag the White House in a segment called IndigNation! Populist Uprising '09 - The Enragening
    - John Oliver hits the streets on St. Patty's Day and reports on the drunken rage over the AIG bonuses

    Guests:
    Actor Ian McShane talks about his new show Kings.

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  • Gen. Richard B. Myers
    3/16/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - AIG bonuses
    - Stem cell research gets a boost by the Obama administration and then talks about the controversy stirred with John Oliver
    - "The Money Honey Bee" with Samantha Bee
    Guests:
    Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Richard B. Myers talks about his new book Eyes on the Horizon: Serving on the Front Lines of National Security.

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  • Jim Cramer
    Jim Cramer
    Episode 36
    3/12/09
    9.7
    Segments:
    - Jon shows us how he prepared for the Jim Cramer interview
    - Bernie Madoff's potential 150-year sentence in a segment called "Bern After Pleading"

    Guests:
    Brace yourselves as Jim Cramer comes on the show tonight to face Jon in the ultimate anchor war showdown

  • Paul Rudd
    Paul Rudd
    Episode 35
    3/11/09
    7.3
    Segments:
    - Jon talks about Jim Cramer who is coming on the show tomorrow to face Jon in the ultimate hyped and manufactured media showdown
    - Republicans gripe about the earmarks in Obama's budget which takes up less than two percent of Obama's spending bill

    Guests:
    Actor Paul Rudd talks about his new movie I Love You Man

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  • Craig Mullaney
    Craig Mullaney
    Episode 34
    3/10/09
    9.0
    Segments:
    - Jon Stewart and The Daily Show versus Jim Cramer and NBC in a segment called "Basic Cable Personality Clash Skirmish '09"
    - Senior Woman's Issues Correspondent Kristen Schaal talks with Jon about Michelle Obama and how she might define herself as First Lady

    Guests:
    West Point graduate, Rhodes Scholar, Army Ranger and author of the new book The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier's Education, Craig Mullaney

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  • Nathaniel Frank
    Nathaniel Frank
    Episode 33
    3/9/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - CNBC's Jim Cramer says to buy Bear Stearns 2 weeks before it crashes
    - British Prime Minister Gordon Brown visits the U.S.
    - Hillary visits with Russian ambassador to hit the reset button
    - Obama party's his first 100 days in office

    Guests:
    Author of the new book Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America Nathaniel Frank.moreless
  • Billy Crudup
    Billy Crudup
    Episode 32
    3/5/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Obama's huge historic budget proposal
    - Rob Corddry talks about how unemployment has effected the American people
    - John Oliver explores the new White House press corps
    Guests:
    Actor Billy Crudup talks about his new movie Watchmen.
  • Joe Nocera
    Joe Nocera
    Episode 31
    3/4/09
    9.3
    Segments:
    - CNBC gives horrible financial advice over the past 2 years
    - The DOW as the ultimate indicator of life instead of people

    Guests:
    New York Times business columnist Joe Nocera
  • Sandra Day O'Connor
    Sandra Day O'Connor
    Episode 30
    3/3/09
    8.9
    Segments:
    - Michael Steele apologizes for insulting Rush Limbaugh who appears to be the new leader of the Republican Party
    - Mess O'Potamia - The Iraq War is over as promised by Pesident Obama by August 2010, but were sill leaving 40,000 troops there up until the final end of the year 2011

    Guests:
    Former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor
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  • Harold Varmus
    Harold Varmus
    Episode 29
    3/2/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - CPAC After Party
    - The Tritter phenomena

    Guests:
    Nobel prize winning scientist Harold Varmus talks about his new book The Art and Politics of Science.
  • Brian Williams
    Brian Williams
    Episode 28
    2/26/09
    8.5
    Segments:
    - FOX News reports on another monumental Joe Biden gaffe
    - Congress' monkey bite bill business
    - Hillary Clinton poetic diplomacy during her trip to Asia
    Guests:
    News anchor Brian Williams
  • Tom Selleck
    Tom Selleck
    Episode 27
    2/25/09
    7.5
    Segments:
    - Obama addresses Congress
    - Republican response to Obama

    Guests:
    Actor Tom Selleck
  • Ricky Gervais
    Ricky Gervais
    Episode 26
    2/24/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - Obama brings Republicans together for a summit on the economy
    - Obama goes to Canada for 7 hours in a segment called - "Canuck Obama"
    "Unusual Suspect" with Jason Jones investigating claims that Obama is either the Anti-Christ or Hitler

    Guests:
    Actor Ricky Gervais
  • Jeff Bezos
    Jeff Bezos
    Episode 25
    2/23/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - 81st Academy Awards highlights
    - Republicans argue against Obama's stimulus bill money, but they're still taking the money

    Guests:
    Founder of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos
  • John E. Sununu
    John E. Sununu
    Episode 24
    2/12/09
    8.3
    Segments:
    - Congress stands against bank CEOs as they explain why they haven't complied with conditions Congress never actually attached to the bailout money
    - John Hodgman declares an Emergency Christmas in an effort to boost the economy
    - Obama visits Fort Myers, Florida which has the highest foreclosure rate of any city
    Guests:
    Former US Senator of New Hampshire, John Sununumoreless
  • Daniel Sperling
    Daniel Sperling
    Episode 23
    2/11/09
    7.7
    Segments:
    - Israeli elections in an uproar with no clear majority
    - Samantha Bee reports from Israel and Wyatt Cenac talk about the elections by saying that Jews like to argue - Treasury Secretary Geithner doesn't roll out the details of Obama's stimulus plan as promised

    Guests:
    Author of Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability, Daniel Sperling
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  • Thomas Ricks
    Thomas Ricks
    Episode 22
    2/10/09
    8.1
    Segments:
    - Obama goes to town hall meeting at Elkhart, Indiana (the RV capital of the world) to promote his economic stimulus bill and then holds a televised press conference
    - Chris Matthews thinks Obama was eloquent and analytical whereas Bill O'Reilly thinks Obama is long winded and stupid. - Samantha Bee talks about robots in a segment called "Future Shock"

    Guests:
    Author of The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008, Thomas Ricksmoreless
  • Walter Isaacson
    Walter Isaacson
    Episode 21
    2/9/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Obama's stimulus bill versus Republican tax cuts
    - Bill O'Reilly ambush hypocrisy as he ignores the privacy rights of anyone who disagrees with him

    Guests:
    President and CEO of the Aspen Institute Walter Isaacson talks about his Time Magazine cover story, "How to Save Your Newspaper."
  • Randall Balmer
    Randall Balmer
    Episode 20
    2/5/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Obama's stimulus bill goes to the Senate - Dick Cheney on the radio doing what he does best, scaring people of new terrorist attacks
    Guests:
    Randall Balmer, author of God in the White House
  • Karen Greenberg
    Karen Greenberg
    Episode 19
    2/4/09
    8.3
    Segments:
    - Joe the Plumber or Republican savior - Obama hits the airwaves to promote the stimulus package and Sen. Tom Daschle
    - Obama's press secretary just more of the same - Lewis Black rants on Congress coming to YouTube in "Back in Black"
    Guests:
    Author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days, Karen Greenbergmoreless
  • Dev Patel
    Dev Patel
    Episode 18
    2/3/09
    8.3
    Segments:
    - Obama appointments didn't pay their taxes
    - Is the honeymoon period over for Obama?
    - John Oliver examines Kenya

    Guests:
    Actor in the new hit movie Slumdog Millionaire, Dev Patel
  • Lawrence Lindsey
    Lawrence Lindsey
    Episode 17
    2/2/09
    8.0
    Segments:
    - Senator Tom Daschle didn't pay his taxes - New RNC Chairman is an African-American - Super Bowl highlights Guests:
    Author of What A President Should Know: An Insider's View on How to Succeed in the Oval Office, Lawrence Lindsey
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 2/2/09
    Former National Economic Council Director Lawrence Lindsey gives Jon his two cents on Obama's stimulus plan.
  • P.W. Singer
    P.W. Singer
    Episode 16
    1/29/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn't leave until he solved a Rubik's Cube - Senate confirmation hearings for Obama's attorney general Eric Holder and others as Jon roasts the nominees and the senators - Hate Hannity hotline
    Guest:
    Author of "Wired for War", P.W. Singer
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson
    Neil DeGrasse Tyson
    Episode 15
    1/28/09
    9.0
    Segments:
    - Obama's $825 billion economic stimulus plan - Wyatt Cenac helps the Obamas find a new church.
    Guest:
    Astrophysicist and author of "The Pluto Files", Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  • Gwen Ifill
    Gwen Ifill
    Episode 14
    1/27/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Obama's first interview as President on an Arab network - Blagojevich appears on every daytime TV interview show and Geraldo chases down Blagojevich in the parking lot of The View
    Guest:
    Editor and moderator of PBS's Washington Week and author of the new book "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen Ifillmoreless
  • President Jimmy Carter
    1/26/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Rod Blagojevich boycotts his impeachment trial in a segment called "Scumdog Million-Hairs" - Obama signs an executive order closing down Gitmo and Fox News fears terrorists will be walking the streets in a segment called "Guantanamo Baywatch - The Final Season"
    Guest:
    Author of "We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land", former President Jimmy Cartermoreless
  • Liam Neeson
    Liam Neeson
    Episode 12
    1/22/09
    8.9
    Segments:
    - Joe Biden cracks another innapropriate joke - Hillary Clinton's first day at work - Obama closes down Gitmo - Fox News is scared of Obama's actions Guest:
    Actor in the new movie "Taken", Liam Neeson
  • David Sanger
    David Sanger
    Episode 11
    1/21/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - Post inauguration day coverage -

    Guest:
    New York Times Washington Correspondent David Sanger
  • Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson
    1/20/09
    9.0
    Segments:
    - Live Obama inauguration coverage Guest:
    Bishop of New Hampshire Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson
  • Abderrahim Foukara
    Abderrahim Foukara
    Episode 9
    1/19/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - Inaugural Eve and Obama's train ride to D.C. - You Don't Know Dick - Exit Interview Guest:
    Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief for Al Jazeera Abderrahim Foukara
  • Bethany McLean
    Bethany McLean
    Episode 8
    1/15/09
    8.2
    Segments:
    - Plane crash in the Hudson a block away from the Daily Show studio - Bush keeps America safe everyday but doesn't know if he was ever close to catching Osama - Joe Biden resigns from the Senate and Joe the Plumber heads to Israel in a segment called "Sloppy Joes" - Samantha Bee examines whether Republicans can rebrand themselves and be the party back on top Guests:
    Contributing editor for "Vanity Fair" Bethany McLean.moreless
  • Fareed Zakaria
    Fareed Zakaria
    Episode 7
    1/14/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Man fakes death without providing the body - Hillary Clinton confirmation hearing puts her to sleep - Lewis Black rants on goverment bailout money Guests:
    Frequent guest and the editor of "Newsweek International", Fareed Zakaria.
  • Daniel Craig
    Daniel Craig
    Episode 6
    1/13/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - President Bush hits the presses doing numerous interviews praising his accomplishments and listing his mistakes and disappointments
    - Sarah Palin's new documentary talks about the mistakes she made in her campaign and how sexism caused them to lose

    Guests:
    Actor Daniel Craig talks about his new movie "Defiance".moreless
  • Maxwell Kennedy
    Maxwell Kennedy
    Episode 5
    1/12/09
    8.6
    Segments:
    - Barack Obama holds a press conference to talk about his economic plan. - Blagojevich wheels out the sick to help him out at his press conference and John Oliver analyzes Blagojevich's poetic quote of Tennyson. - Jason Jones teaches Kevin James to be a better pundit after his appearance on "Hardball."

    Guest:
    Author Maxwell Kennedy talks about his new book "Danger's Hour"moreless
  • Dana Perino
    Dana Perino
    Episode 4
    1/8/09
    8.7
    Segments:
    - All the living ex-presidents dine together and the media overanalyze with a feeding frenzy from necktie colors to positions in the photo-op.
    - Joe the Plumber gets a media job in Israel in a segment called "Pipe Dream"
     - Roland Burris rejected from entering the Senate

    Guest:
    White House Press Secretary Dana Perinomoreless
  • Rachel Maddow
    Rachel Maddow
    Episode 3
    1/7/09
    8.8
    Segments:
    - "Ordinary Pupils." Senior Correspondents Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac and John Oliver go undercover to report on Sasha and Malia Obama's first day of school.
    - "Dr." Aasif Mandvi discusses the possible appointment of CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta as Barack Obama's Surgeon General.

    Guests:
    The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show", Rachel Maddowmoreless
  • Michael Wolff
    Michael Wolff
    Episode 2
    1/6/09
    8.4
    Segments:
    - "Crisis in the Senate: Deliberative Disorder." 98 Senate senators instead of 100, how will things not get done - The Obama family move to D.C.

    Guests:
    Author Michael Wolff talks about his new book The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch.
  • David Gregory
    David Gregory
    Episode 1
    1/5/09
    8.4
    Segments: - Israel attacks Gaza Strip - Anderson Cooper debate on the Obama's first dog Guests: Former White House Correspondent for NBC and the new moderator of Meet the Press, David Gregory
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