The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Season 17

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Episode Guide

  • Fri, Sept 28, 2012 - Special Edition - A Look Back at Debates
    The Daily Show Special Edition features the best of past Republican, Democratic and presidential debates.
  • Thu, Sep 27, 2012 - Amar'e Stoudemire
    9/27/12
    7.0
    NY Knicks player Amar'e Stoudemire visits The Daily Show to discuss his new book "STAT: Standing Tall and Talented #1: Home Court."
  • Wed, Sep 26, 2012 - Olivia Wilde
    9/26/12
    9.8
    Olivia Wilde swings by the studio to talk about her new movie "Butter."
  • Tue, Sep 25, 2012 - King Abdullah II
    9/25/12
    9.0
    King Abdullah II of Jordan visits The Daily Show.
  • Thu, Sep 20, 2012 - Bill Clinton
    9/20/12
    8.5
    "Bill Clinton stops by The Daily Show.
  • Wed, Sep 19, 2012 - Pink
    9/19/12
    9.8
    "Pink stops by to talk about her new album "The Truth About Love."
  • Tue, Sep 18, 2012 - Salman Rushdie
    9/18/12
    8.3
    "Famed author Salman Rushdie visits The Daily Show to discuss his new book "Joseph Anton: A Memoir."
  • Mon, Sep 17, 2012 - Kofi Annan
    9/17/12
    9.0

    Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

  • Mon, Sept 10, 2012 - Special Edition - A Look Back at News Media
    "Take a look back at a few great moments from the Democratic National Conventions with Daily Show Special Edition.
  • Fri, Sep 7, 2012 - Democratic Convention wrap-up
    "Jon wraps up his coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
  • September 06, 2012 - Austan Goolsbee
    9/6/12
    8.8
    "The Democratic Party votes to amend its platform, Bill Clinton shares hard facts, and economist Austan Goolsbee remains happily divorced from government work.
  • Wed, Sep 5, 2012 - Kirsten Gillibrand
    9/5/12
    8.0
    "Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joins Jon in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention.
  • Tue, Sep 4, 2012 - Tom Brokaw
    9/4/12
    8.2
    "On location in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention, Jon is joined by famed journalist Tom Brokaw to discuss his latest book "The Time of Our Lives: A conversation about America."
  • Mon, September 3, 2012 - Special Edition - A Look Back at Republican National Conventions
    "Take a look back at a few great moments from the Democratic National Conventions with Daily Show Special Edition.
  • Fri, Aug 31, 2012
    Fri, Aug 31, 2012
    Episode 146
    8/31/12
    10
    "Jon Stewart wraps up his coverage of the Republican National Convention from Tampa.
  • Thu, Aug 30, 2012 - Michael Steele
    8/30/12
    9.3
    "Former RNC Chair and political analyst Michael Steele joins Jon in Tampa for the RNC.
  • Wed, Aug 29, 2012 - Herman Cain
    8/29/12
    9.5
    "Former presidential candidate Herman Cain joins Jon in Tampa for the Republican National Convention.
  • August 28, 2012 - Marco Rubio
    8/28/12
    7.8
    "The Best F#@king News Team ever reports from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, and Marco Rubio touts Republican governing philosophies and economic policy.
  • Fri, August 17, 2012 - Special Edition - A Look Back at Banking
    The Daily Show Special Edition highlights some of the best moments from the years 2009-12: the banks make money off bailouts, a Florida couple forecloses, and Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera talk finance.
  • Thu, August 16, 2012 - Rob Corddry
    8/16/12
    8.3

    Tonight's guest is comedian Rob Corddry.

  • Wed, August 15, 2012 - Brian Williams
    8/15/12
    8.0

    Tonight's guest is news anchor Brian Williams.

  • Tue, August 14, 2012 - Misty May-Treanor

    Tonight's guest is Olympian Misty May-Treanor.

  • Mon, Aug 13, 2012 - Robert Pattinson
    8/13/12
    7.8

    Tonight's guest is actor Robert Pattinson.

  • August 09, 2012 - Joanna Brooks
    8/9/12
    8.0
    President Obama and Mitt Romney trade exchange bad puns, Jason Jones covers the 2012 Red Neck Blank, and Joanna Brooks talks growing up Mormon in The Book of Mormon Girl.
  • Wed, Aug 8, 2012 - Chris Rock
    8/8/12
    8.0
    Chris Rock talks with Jon about his new film "Two Days in New York."
  • Tue, Aug 7, 2012 - Saima Wahab
    8/7/12
    8.2
    Pashtun translator and author Saima Wahab shares highlights from her new book, "In My Father's Country: An Afghan Woman Defies Her Fate."
  • Mon, Aug 6, 2012 - Tim Gunn
    8/6/12
    8.3
    Tim Gunn stops by the studio to talk about the newest season of "Project Runway."
  • Thu, Aug 2, 2012 - Jessica Biel
    8/2/12
    8.5
    Jessica Biel talks with Jon about her new film "Total Recall."
  • Wed, Aug 1, 2012 - Fred Guterl
    8/1/12
    8.2
    Executive editor of Scientific American, Fred Guterl, discusses his book "The Fate of the Species."
  • Tue, Jul 31, 2012 - Dambisa Moyo
    7/31/12
    8.3
    International economist Dambisa Moyo talks about her new book "Winner Take All: China's Race for Resources and What It Means for the World."
  • Mon, Jul 30, 2012 - Rashida Jones
    7/30/12
    8.3
    Rashida Jones stops by to discuss her new film "Celeste and Jesse Forever."
  • Zach Galifianakis & Will Ferrell
    7/26/12
    7.5
    Zach Galifianakas and Will Ferrell bring their shenanigans to the studio when they drop by discuss their new movie "The Campaign."
  • Wed, Jul 25, 2012 - Joseph Stiglitz
    7/25/12
    9.4
    Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz sits down to discuss his new book "The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future."
  • Tue, Jul 24, 2012 - Matthew McConaughey
    7/24/12
    8.5
    Matthew McConaughey stops by the studio to discuss his new film "Killer Joe."
  • Mon, Jul 23, 2012 - Fareed Zakaria
    7/23/12
    9.0
    TV host and author Fareed Zakaria shares highlights from his new book "The Post-American World: Release 2.0."
  • Thu, Jul 19, 2012 - E.J. Dionne
    7/19/12
    8.8
    Author E.J. Dionne discusses his new book, "Our Divided Political Heart."
  • Wed, Jul 18, 2012 - Sigourney Weaver
    7/18/12
    9.3
    Actress Sigourney Weaver stops by to promote her new television show "Political Animals."
  • Tue, Jul 17, 2012 - Victor Cruz
    7/17/12
    8.0
    New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz talks to Jon about his new book, "Out of the Blue."
  • Mon, Jul 16, 2012 - Louis C.K.
    7/16/12
    8.0
    Comedian Louis C.K. stops by to talk about the new season of his TV show "Louie."
  • Thu, Jun 28, 2012 - Tenacious D
    6/28/12
    8.5
    Tenacious D visits the studio to talk about their new album "Rize of the Fenix."
  • Wed, Jun 27, 2012 - Andrew Garfield
    6/27/12
    8.3
    Andrew Garfield discusses his new movie "The Amazing Spider-Man."
  • Tue, Jun 26, 2012 - Seth MacFarlane
    6/26/12
    8.9
    "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane talks about his new movie "Ted."
  • June 25, 2012 - Marco Rubio
    6/25/12
    8.3

    The Supreme Court rules on the Arizona immigration law, Mitt Romney hosts a retreat for big donors in Utah, and Marco Rubio shares lessons from his two years in the Senate.

  • Thu, Jun 21, 2012 - Bassem Youssef
    6/21/12
    8.8
  • Wed, Jun 20, 2012 - Steve Carell
    6/20/12
    8.8
  • Tue, Jun 19, 2012 - Denis Leary
    6/19/12
    8.5
    Actor and comedian Denis Leary stops by to discuss his new movie "The Amazing Spider-Man."
  • Mon, Jun 18, 2012
    Mon, Jun 18, 2012
    Episode 115
    6/18/12
    10

    Author Parmy Olson discusses her new book "We Are Anonymous: Inside the Hacker World of LulzSec, Anonymous, and the Global Cyber Insurgency."

  • Thu, Jun 14, 2012
    Thu, Jun 14, 2012
    Episode 114
    6/14/12
    8.8

    Catherine Zeta-Jones swings by The Daily Show to discuss her new movie "Rock of Ages."

  • Wed, Jun 13, 2012
    Wed, Jun 13, 2012
    Episode 113
    6/13/12
    8.2

    Maggie Gyllenhaal stops by to talk about her new movie "Hysteria."

  • Tue, Jun 12, 2012
    Tue, Jun 12, 2012
    Episode 112
    6/12/12
    8.7

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell discusses his new book "It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership."

  • Mon, Jun 11, 2012
    Mon, Jun 11, 2012
    Episode 111
    6/11/12
    8.3

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, shares details from his new book "Johnson's Life of London: The People Who Made the City that Made the World."

  • Thu, Jun 7, 2012
    Thu, Jun 7, 2012
    Episode 110
    6/7/12
    8.8

    Author Edward Conard shares highlights from his new book "Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told About the Economy Is Wrong."

  • Wed, Jun 6, 2012
    Wed, Jun 6, 2012
    Episode 109
    6/6/12
    8.2

    Michael Fassbender swings by the studio to talk about his new movie "Prometheus."

  • Tue, Jun 5, 2012
    Tue, Jun 5, 2012
    Episode 108
    6/5/12
    8.0

    Gary Johnson, presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party, stops by The Daily Show.

  • Mon, Jun 4, 2012
    Mon, Jun 4, 2012
    Episode 107
    6/4/12
    8.2

    Authors Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein share highlights from their new book "It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism."

  • Thu, May 31, 2012
    Thu, May 31, 2012
    Episode 106
    5/31/12
    8.7

    Jim Parsons stops by the studio to talk about his new Broadway show "Harvey."

  • Wed, May 30, 2012
    Wed, May 30, 2012
    Episode 105
    5/30/12
    8.3

    Journalist Dan Rather shares highlights from his new book "Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News."

  • Tue, May 29, 2012
    Tue, May 29, 2012
    Episode 104
    5/29/12
    8.5

    First Lady Michelle Obama visits The Daily Show and discusses her new book "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America."

  • Thu, May 10, 2012
    Thu, May 10, 2012
    Episode 103
    5/10/12
    9.0

    Author Robert Caro talks about his new book "The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson."

  • May 9, 2012 - John R. Hall
    5/9/12
    8.0

    President Obama voices his support for same-sex marriage, Kristen Schaal shares her voting history, and John Hall critiques Jons Queen Elizabeth II impression.

  • May 8, 2012 - Ivo Daalder
    5/8/12
    7.8

    Joe Bidens support for gay marriage is not new policy, Mitt Romney takes credit for the auto bailout, and Ivo Daalder explains the seating arrangements at NATO summits.

  • May 7, 2012 - Admiral General Aladeen
    5/7/12
    8.5

    Elections in Europe spell bad news for incumbents, Al Madrigal gauges young voters enthusiasm for Obama, and Admiral General Aladeen assures Jon that his family is safe.

  • May 3, 2012 - Peter Bergen
    5/3/12
    0.0

    Osama bin Ladens documents reveal a brand-conscious terrorist, Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng asks Hillary Clinton for aid, and Peter Bergen discusses Man Hunt.

  • Wed, May 2, 2012
    Wed, May 2, 2012
    Episode 98
    5/2/12
    7.0

    Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma shares thoughts from his new book "The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting America."

  • Tue, May 1, 2012
    Tue, May 1, 2012
    Episode 97
    5/1/12
    7.0

    David Barton discusses his new book "The Jefferson Lies: Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson."

  • Mon, Apr 30, 2012
    Mon, Apr 30, 2012
    Episode 96
    4/30/12
    8.0

    Zach Wahls, author of "My Two Moms," stops by The Daily Show.

  • Thu, Apr 26, 2012
    Thu, Apr 26, 2012
    Episode 95
    4/26/12
    7.8

    Author Robert Draper shares highlights from his new book "Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives."

  • Wed, Apr 25, 2012
    Wed, Apr 25, 2012
    Episode 94
    4/25/12
    7.0

    Jason Segel stops by the studio to talk about his new movie "The Five Year Engagement."

  • Tue, Apr 24, 2012
    Tue, Apr 24, 2012
    Episode 93
    4/24/12
    9.0

    Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discusses her new book "Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948."

  • Mon, Apr 23, 2012 - Ben Rattray
    4/23/12
    0.0
  • Thu, Apr 19, 2012
    Thu, Apr 19, 2012
    Episode 91
    4/19/12
    7.8

    Judy Smith, founder of Smith & Company, discusses her new book "Good Self, Bad Self: Transforming Your Worst Qualities into Your Biggest Assets."

  • Wed, Apr 18, 2012
    Wed, Apr 18, 2012
    Episode 90
    4/18/12
    7.8

    Author Robert Reich discusses his new book "Beyond Outrage: What Has Gone Wrong with Our Economy and our Democracy, and How to Fix It."

  • Tue, Apr 17, 2012
    Tue, Apr 17, 2012
    Episode 89
    4/17/12
    8.0

    Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus stops by the studio to talk about her new TV show "Veep."

  • Mon, Apr 16, 2012
    Mon, Apr 16, 2012
    Episode 88
    4/16/12
    8.3

    Famed anthropologist Jane Goodall talks about her new documentary "Chimpanzee."

  • Thu, Apr 12, 2012
    Thu, Apr 12, 2012
    Episode 87
    4/12/12
    7.3

    Musician Esperanza Spalding stops by the studio to talk about her new album "Radio Music Society."

  • Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    Wed, Apr 11, 2012
    Episode 86
    4/11/12
    7.3

    Ricky Gervais returns to talk about his new show "The Ricky Gervais Show."

  • Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    Tue, Apr 10, 2012
    Episode 85
    4/10/12
    9.0

    Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and co-founder of PayPal, stops by The Daily Show.

  • Mon, Apr 9, 2012
    Mon, Apr 9, 2012
    Episode 84
    4/9/12
    7.8

    Tim Weiner shares details from his new book "Enemies: A History of the FBI."

  • Thu, Apr 5, 2012
    Thu, Apr 5, 2012
    Episode 83
    4/5/12
    8.0

    Renowned chef, author, and TV host Anthony Bourdain swings by the studio.

  • Wed, Apr 4, 2012
    Wed, Apr 4, 2012
    Episode 82
    4/4/12
    7.0

    Author Jack Goldsmith talks to Jon about his new book "Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11."

  • Tue, Apr 3, 2012
    Tue, Apr 3, 2012
    Episode 81
    4/3/12
    10

    SCOTUSblog founder and publisher Thomas C. Goldstein stops by The Daily Show.

  • Mon, Apr 2, 2012
    Mon, Apr 2, 2012
    Episode 80
    4/2/12
    10

    Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, talks to Jon about being part of the new documentary "The Island President."

  • Thu, Mar 29, 2012
    Thu, Mar 29, 2012
    Episode 79
    3/29/12
    9.0

    Rachel Maddow talks to Jon about her new book, "Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power."

  • The Daily Show 3/28/12
    3/28/12
    7.8

    Featuring the extended, unedited interview! -Ahmed Rashid shares thoughts from his new book "Pakistan on the Brink: The Future of America, Pakistan, and Afghanistan."

  • Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    Tue, Mar 27, 2012
    Episode 77
    3/27/12
    8.0

    Maria Goodavage discusses her new book "Soldier Dogs," which explores the bonds formed between military dogs and their handlers.

  • The Daily Show 3/26/12
    3/26/12
    8.0

    Shaquille O'Neal stops by The Daily Show.

  • Thu, Mar 15, 2012
    Thu, Mar 15, 2012
    Episode 75
    3/15/12
    9.2

    Jon shares his opinions on the absurdities of the day's biggest news stories.

  • Wed, Mar 14, 2012
    Wed, Mar 14, 2012
    Episode 74
    3/14/12
    8.0

    Rachel Weisz stops by The Daily Show to discuss her new movie "The Deep Blue Sea."

  • Tue, Mar 13, 2012
    Tue, Mar 13, 2012
    Episode 73
    3/13/12
    8.3
    Will Ferrell swings by the studio to talk about his new film "Casa De Mi Padre."
  • Mon, Mar 12, 2012
    Mon, Mar 12, 2012
    Episode 72
    3/12/12
    8.5
    Featuring the extended, unedited interview! - Grover Norquist sits down to talk about his new book "Debacle: Obama's War on Jobs and Growth and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future."
  • Thu, Mar 8, 2012
    Thu, Mar 8, 2012
    Episode 71
    3/8/12
    8.0
    Author Trita Parsi shares thoughts from his new book "A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama's Diplomacy with Iran."
  • Wed, Mar 7, 2012
    Wed, Mar 7, 2012
    Episode 70
    3/7/12
    8.0
    Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, stops by The Daily Show.
  • Tue, Mar 6, 2012
    Tue, Mar 6, 2012
    Episode 69
    3/6/12
    7.0
    Julianne Moore talks about her new movie "Game Change."
  • Mon, Mar 5, 2012
    Mon, Mar 5, 2012
    Episode 68
    3/5/12
    8.5
    Shaun Donovan, US Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, swings by the studio.
  • Thu, Mar 1, 2012
    Thu, Mar 1, 2012
    Episode 67
    3/1/12
    8.7
    Featuring the extended, unedited interview! -Notre Dame Professor M. Cathleen Kaveny stops by The Daily Show.
  • Wed, Feb 29, 2012
    Wed, Feb 29, 2012
    Episode 66
    2/29/12
    9.0
    Author Masha Gessen talks with Jon about her new book "The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin."
  • Tue, Feb 28, 2012
    Tue, Feb 28, 2012
    Episode 65
    2/28/12
    8.5
    Actor and comedian Stephen Merchant stops by the studio to talk about his new HBO series "Life's Too Short."
  • Mon, Feb 27, 2012
    Mon, Feb 27, 2012
    Episode 64
    2/27/12
    9.0
    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joins Jon in the studio to discuss his new book "Space Chronicles."
  • Thu, Mar 23, 2012
    Thu, Mar 23, 2012
    Episode 63
    2/23/12
    8.0
    Paul Rudd returns to The Daily Show to talk about his new movie "Wanderlust."
  • Wed, Feb 22, 2012
    Wed, Feb 22, 2012
    Episode 62
    2/22/12
    8.0
    Domestic policy expert Bruce Bartlett shares thoughts from his new book "The Benefit and The Burden: Tax Reform - Why We Need It and What It Will Take."
  • Tue, Feb 21, 2012
    Tue, Feb 21, 2012
    Episode 61
    2/21/12
    7.8
    Featuring the extended, unedited interview! -Former Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold talks about his new book "While America Sleeps: A Wake-Up Call for the Post-9/11 Era."
  • Mon, Feb 20, 2012
    Mon, Feb 20, 2012
    Episode 60
    2/20/12
    9.0

    Alan Huffman.

  • Thu, Feb 16, 2012
    Thu, Feb 16, 2012
    Episode 59
    2/16/12
    9.5
    Featuring the extended, unedited interview! - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Jon discuss education reform in the U.S.
  • Wed, Feb 15, 2012
    Wed, Feb 15, 2012
    Episode 58
    2/15/12
    9.3

    Louise Slaughter.

  • Tue, Feb 14, 2012
    Tue, Feb 14, 2012
    Episode 57
    2/14/12
    9.3
    Ricky Gervais joins Jon in the studio to talk about his latest series "Life's Too Short."
  • Mon, Feb 13, 2012
    Mon, Feb 13, 2012
    Episode 56
    2/13/12
    9.3
    CNN stuns Whitney Houston fans, Catholics confuse health care reform with war, and Ali Soufan considers the complexities of ethnic nationalism in the Middle East.
  • Thu, Feb 2, 2012
    Thu, Feb 2, 2012
    Episode 55
    2/2/12
    9.4
    Dr. David Agus talks with Jon about his new book "The End of Illness."
  • Wed, Feb 1, 2012
    Wed, Feb 1, 2012
    Episode 54
    2/1/12
    8.7
    Brad Pitt stops by The Daily Show to discuss his most recent Oscar nod for "Moneyball."
  • Tue, Jan 31, 2012
    Tue, Jan 31, 2012
    Episode 53
    1/31/12
    8.8
    Featuring the extended, unedited interview! -Yale Professor Jonathan Macey discusses financial regulation and corporate governance with Jon.
  • Mon, Jan 30, 2012
    Mon, Jan 30, 2012
    Episode 52
    1/30/12
    9.2
    Lou Dobbs, host of "Lou Dobbs Tonight", returns to The Daily Show.
  • Thu, Jan 26, 2012
    Thu, Jan 26, 2012
    Episode 51
    1/26/12
    8.3
    Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton discusses her latest movie, "We Need to Talk About Kevin".
  • Wed, Jan 25, 2012
    Wed, Jan 25, 2012
    Episode 50
    1/25/12
    8.0
    Paula Broadwell, journalist, author and former U.S. Army officer, joins Jon in the studio.
  • Tue, Jan 24, 2012
    Tue, Jan 24, 2012
    Episode 49
    1/24/12
    9.1
    Bankruptcy expert and Harvard Law Professor, Elizabeth Warren, stops by The Daily Show.
  • Mon, Jan 23, 2012
    Mon, Jan 23, 2012
    Episode 48
    1/23/12
    8.6
    Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services returns to The Daily Show.
  • Thu, Jan 19, 2012
    Thu, Jan 19, 2012
    Episode 47
    1/19/12
    8.7
    Elizabeth Banks, star of "Man on a Ledge," stops by The Daily Show.
  • Wed, Jan 18, 2012
    Wed, Jan 18, 2012
    Episode 46
    1/18/12
    8.9
    Joe Nocera, business columnist for The New York Times, joins Jon in the studio.
  • Tues, Jan 17, 2012
    Tues, Jan 17, 2012
    Episode 45
    1/17/12
    8.8
    Liam Neeson, star of "The Grey," returns to The Daily Show.
  • Mon, Jan 16, 2012
    Mon, Jan 16, 2012
    Episode 44
    1/16/12
    7.2
    New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor shares details of her newest book "The Obamas."
  • Thu, Jan 12, 2012
    Thu, Jan 12, 2012
    Episode 43
    1/12/12
    7.8
    Dolly Parton, star of "Joyful Noise," stops by The Daily Show.
  • Wed, Jan 11, 2012
    Wed, Jan 11, 2012
    Episode 42
    1/11/12
    7.3
    South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint discusses his new book "Now or Never: Saving America from Economic Collapse."
  • Tue, Jan 10, 2012
    Tue, Jan 10, 2012
    Episode 41
    1/10/12
    7.1
    Judge Andrew Napolitano, host of "Freedom Watch" on the Fox Business Network, joins Jon in the studio.
  • Mon, Jan 9, 2012
    Mon, Jan 9, 2012
    Episode 40
    1/9/12
    7.6
    George Lucas returns to The Daily Show to talk about his latest film "Red Tails."
  • Thu, Jan 5, 2012
    Thu, Jan 5, 2012
    Episode 39
    1/5/12
    7.4
    Author Craig Shirley joins Jon to discuss his newest book "December 1941: 31 Days that Changed America and Saved the World."
  • Wed, Jan 4, 2012
    Wed, Jan 4, 2012
    Episode 38
    1/4/12
    7.6
    Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, author of "A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons," stops by The Daily Show.
  • Tue, Jan 3, 2012
    Tue, Jan 3, 2012
    Episode 37
    1/3/12
    8.4
    Charles Barkley, NBA analyst for TNT’s "Inside the NBA," drops by the studio to chat with Jon.
  • Matt Damon
    Matt Damon
    Episode 36
    12/15/11
    7.0

    Segments:
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    Guest:
    Actor Matt Damon promotes his new movie We Bought a Zoo.

  • Melody Barnes
    Melody Barnes
    Episode 35
    12/14/11
    7.6

    Segments:
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    Guest:
    Director of the Obama administration's Domestic Policy Council, Melody Barnes.

  • Lawrence Lessig
    Lawrence Lessig
    Episode 34
    12/13/11
    7.9

    Segments:
    -
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    Guest:
    Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig talks about his new book Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It.

  • Anne Burrell
    Anne Burrell
    Episode 33
    12/12/11
    7.6

    Segments:
    - ABC's Republican debate highlights
    - Jon's caught in a lie for trusting the History Channel, so he travels to the past to do some fact checking with a horny Ben Franklin
    Guest:
    Chef Anne Burrell promotes her new book Cook Like a Rock Star: 125 Recipes, Lessons, and Culinary Secrets.

  • Ed Gillespie
    Ed Gillespie
    Episode 32
    12/8/11
    7.6

    Segments:
    - Bill O'Reilly says Jon is going to hell
    - Republican presidential candidates vie for the attention of the Jewish Coalition forum and Jon ranks them on the Yarmulkometer
    - Aasif Mandvi reports on free games liike Tap Fish for iPad which turns out to be not so free since it costs money to keep the fish alive
    Guest:
    Political strategist, former Chair of the RNC, and former Counselor to President George W. Bush, Ed Gillespie.

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  • Ralph Fiennes
    Ralph Fiennes
    Episode 31
    12/7/11
    7.5

    Segments:
    - Defense appropriations bill passes 93-7 in the Senate, despite a provision allowing the government to detain U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism without trial indefinitely
    - Iran captures top secret U.S. stealth spy plane
    Guest:
    Actor Ralph Fiennes promotes his new film Coriolanus.

  • Jonah Hill
    Jonah Hill
    Episode 30
    12/6/11
    8.5

    Segments:
    - War on Christmas heats up as Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee doesn't call the tree a Christmas tree
    - Donald Trump scheduled to moderate a future Republican presidential debate
    Guest:
    Actor Jonah Hill promotes his new movie The Sitter.

  • Ben Lowy
    Ben Lowy
    Episode 29
    12/5/11
    8.4

    Segments:
    - Herman Cain's dramatic entrance leads to disappointing news as he suspends his presidential campaign quoting Pokemon The Movie
    - John Oliver reports on California's direct democracy and a proposed sales tax on Amazon.com
    Guest:
    Photojournalist Ben Lowy's talks about his new book Iraq | Perspectives (Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography).

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  • Bob Costas
    Bob Costas
    Episode 28
    12/1/11
    8.9

    Segments:
    - TARP wasn't the only money lent to banks, the federal reserve also created and lent $7.7 trillion dollars to the banks
    - Mitt Romney interviewed inside a Fox News bunker full of jams and preserves
    Guest:
    Sportscaster and co-author of 100Yards of Glory: The Greatest Moments in NFL History, Bob Costas.

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  • Bono
    Bono
    Episode 27
    11/30/11
    8.4

    Segments:
    - Egyptian election highlights including using symbols for its political parties like a tank, sunglasses, a soccer ball, and a blender.
    - Brian Williams interrupted on his live news broadcast by a fire alarm
    Guest:
    U2's Bono promotes Product Red, a charitable organization dedicated to fighting AIDS.

  • Betty White
    Betty White
    Episode 26
    11/29/11
    8.8

    Segments:
    - New 13 year sexual infidelity arises for Herman Cain
    - Representative Barney Frank retires because of redistricting and conservative media pundits are ecstatic
    Guest:
    Actor and comedian Betty White

  • Merrill Markoe
    Merrill Markoe
    Episode 25
    11/28/11
    8.6

    Segments:
    - Spray it Forward: Pepper spray used not just for peaceful protesters, but for holiday shoppers, basically used for anything and everything to alleviate minor inconveniences
    - Much Ado About Stuffing: Obama blasted by conservatives for leaving God out of his Thanksgiving address, despite previous President's doing the same
    Guest:
    Author, screenwriter, and comedian Merrill Markoe talks about her new book Cool, Calm & Contentious.

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  • Martin Scorsese
    Martin Scorsese
    Episode 24
    11/17/11
    7.3

    Segments:
    - Roller coaster ride of Republican presidential candidates, rising and then falling in the polls
    - Senior Historical Context Correspondent Sarah Vowell talks with Jon about Evacuation Day taking over for Thanksgiving
    Guest:
    Director Martin Scorsese talks about his new movie Hugo.

  • Diane Keaton
    Diane Keaton
    Episode 23
    11/16/11
    8.4

    Segments:
    - Congressional super committee deadlocked over how to lower the country's deficit and could lead to a trigger called sequestration; Congress however is not deadlocked when it comes to calling pizza a vegetable
    - Sam Bee goes to Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park and reports on the distinctions between uptown and downtown occupiers
    Guest:
    Actress Diane Keaton promotes her new memoir Then Again.

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  • Mark Kelly
    Mark Kelly
    Episode 22
    11/15/11
    8.8

    Segments:
    - Herman Cain continues the Republican brain fart motif having one of his own regarding Libya
    - Accused child molester Jerry Sandusky has a weird phone interview with Bob Costas
    Guest:
    Former NASA shuttle commander Mark Kelly promotes his new book Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope.

  • Leymah Gbowee
    Leymah Gbowee
    Episode 21
    11/14/11
    8.9

    Segments:
    - Saturday's CBS News Republican debate highlights include sensible answers on foreign policy from Michele Bachman, Rick Santorum, and Jon Huntsman
    - Aasif Mandvi talks with Jon about how knowledgeable and reasonable answers from Republican presidential candidates are a detriment
    - Jason Jones reports on why ugly Americans should get special legal privileges
    Guest:
    Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee talks about her new book Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War.

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  • Adam Sandler
    Adam Sandler
    Episode 20
    11/10/11
    8.9

    Segments:
    - Highlights of the CNBC Republican debate include Rick Perry's deer in the headlights moment
    - Wyatt Cenac, John Oliver, and Samantha Bee report on the consequences of Rick Perry's performance
    Guest:
    Comedian Adam Sandler promotes his new movie Jack & Jill.

  • Nancy Pelosi
    Nancy Pelosi
    Episode 19
    11/9/11
    8.6

    Segments:
    - Herman Cain talks about himself in the third person and tries to overcome the sexual harassment claims
    - 2011 off-year election shows that the extreme Republican agenda seems to be failing even in the deepest of red states
    Guest:
    Minority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi.

  • Bill Clinton
    Bill Clinton
    Episode 18
    11/8/11
    9.3

    Segments:
    - Politician Jon Corzine compared to MF Global CEO Jon Corzine
    Guest:
    Former President Bill Clinton talks about his new book Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy.

  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood
    Episode 17
    11/7/11
    8.6

    Segments:
    - New Herman Cain sexual harassment accuser surfaces
    - Jon examines the role of anonymous media sources
    - NPR fires two people over their support for Occupy Wall Street to avoid right wing criticism and Jon compares NPR with conservative talk radio
    Guest:
    Actor and director Clint Eastwood promotes his new film J. Edgar.

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  • Brad Paisley
    Brad Paisley
    Episode 16
    11/3/11
    8.4

    Segments:
    - Occupy Oakland protest sparks vandalism
    - Congress busy at work doing nothing, voting to uphold America's motto
    - Aasif Mandvi reports on America's dangerous addiction to hot dogs
    Guest:
    Country musician Brad Paisley promotes his new book Diary of a Player:How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me.

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  • Tom Brokaw
    Tom Brokaw
    Episode 15
    11/2/11
    8.8

    Segments:
    - Herman Cain sex allegations continue to fester and we learn of Cain's view on the nuclear threat that is/was China.
    - Donald Trump accuses Jon of racism
    - Samantha Bee, Wyatt Cenac, and John Oliver talk with Jon about conservative minorities, blacks who are better blacks.
    Guest:
    NBC News Special Correspondent Tom Brokaw talks about his new book The Time of Our Lives: A conversation about America; Who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream.

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  • Condoleezza Rice
    Condoleezza Rice
    Episode 14
    11/1/11
    7.9

    Segments:
    - Fox News defends the 1% the Wall Street protesters demonize
    - John Hodgman defends the rich to Jon
    Guest:
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice promotes her new book No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington.

  • Mindy Kaling
    Mindy Kaling
    Episode 13
    10/31/11
    8.6

    Segments:
    - 7 billionth person born on the Philippines
    - Herman Cain sexual harrassment past comes back to haunt him
    - Wyatt Cenac reports on how a bill dies in Congress
    Guest:
    Actress Mindy Kaling is Kelly Kapoor on NBC's "The Office" and promotes her new book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns).

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  • Andrew Napolitano
    Andrew Napolitano
    Episode 12
    10/27/11
    8.4

    Segments:
    - Mitt Romney neither gains nor loses support despite his inconsistent policy views
    - Mitt Romney is Mr. 23%
    - American stock market threatened by Europe
    Guest:
    Fox News Senior Judicial Analyst Andrew Napolitano promotes his new book It Is Dangerous to BeRight When the Government Is Wrong: The Case for Personal Freedom.

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  • Lisa Randall
    Lisa Randall
    Episode 11
    10/26/11
    8.5

    Segments:
    - Climategate scandal debunked
    - Aasif Mandvi reports on doubts surrounding science
    - Occupy Oakland protest violently broken up by police
    Guest:
    Theoretical physicist Lisa Randall talks about her new book Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World.

  • Walter Isaacson
    Walter Isaacson
    Episode 10
    10/25/11
    8.6

    Segments:
    - Crazy ideas dominate the GOP presidential hopefuls so much so that Pat Robertson even tells them to be less extreme
    - Lewis Black on insane indoctrinations of American children
    Guest:
    President and CEO of the Aspen Institute and the author of several biographies, Walter Isaacson promotes his new book Steve Jobs.

  • Kevin Clash
    Kevin Clash
    Episode 9
    10/24/11
    8.4

    Segments:
    - Rick Perry ressurects the birther issue and Eric Cantor pussy's out on a speech because poor people might be there
    - Republicans argue against Obama leaving Iraq, despite the decision being George W. Bush's
    - Obama's weatherizing homes plan a failure
    Guest:
    Puppeteer and the voice behind Elmo on Sesame Street, Kevin Clash promotes his new book My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love and Laughing Out Loud.

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  • Richard Brookhiser
    Richard Brookhiser
    Episode 8
    10/20/11
    8.3

    Segments:
    - Gaddafi killed and Republicans praise everyone but Obama
    - Repeat of John Oliver's interview with Libya's Ambassador Ali Suleiman Aujali
    Guest:
    Journalist and historian Richard Brookhiser talks about his new book James Madison.

  • Al Sharpton
    Al Sharpton
    Episode 7
    10/19/11
    8.6

    Segments:
    - Highlight of the 8th Republican debate
    - Larry Wilmore talks with Jon about Herman Cain's potential nomination
    Guest:
    Host of MSNBC's "PoliticsNation", Reverend Al Sharpton.

  • Calvin Trillin
    Calvin Trillin
    Episode 6
    10/18/11
    8.0

    Segments:
    - Republican scorn on the Wall Street protesters and what seems like the majority of Americans
    - John Oliver visits the protesters but finds is hard to fit in
    Guest:
    Author and journalist Calvin Trillin talks about his new book Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff.

  • Ellen Schultz
    Ellen Schultz
    Episode 5
    10/17/11
    8.6

    Segments:
    - Rick Perry's wife feels that her husband is being brutalized because of his faith and a pastor accuses Romney of being in a cult
    - Romney's love/hate relationship with the Occupy Wall Street protesters and Jon disciplines a protester who took a shit on a police car
    Guest:
    Wall Street Journal editor and reporter Ellen Schultz talks about her new book Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers.

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  • Jason Sudeikis
    Jason Sudeikis
    Episode 4
    10/6/11
    8.4

    Segments:
    - Sarah Palin may have known she was not running for President, despite her plea a few weeks earlier asking supporters to give her money so that she would run
    - Herman Cain's conspiracy theory that the Wall Street protesters have been set up by the Obama administration as a distraction from its failed policies
    - Samantha Bee visits the Wall street protesters and the businesses in the neighborhood that have come to hate them
    Guest:
    "Saturday Night Live" comedian Jason Sudeikis

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  • Hugh Jackman
    Hugh Jackman
    Episode 3
    10/5/11
    9.1

    Segments:
    - Fox News rails against the Wall Street protesters, but find the tea party protesters much more sympathetic
    - Florida contemplates derailing the primary process by moving up the date it's held
    Guest:
    Actor Hugh Jackman promotes his new movie Reel Steel.

  • Michael Lewis
    Michael Lewis
    Episode 2
    10/4/11
    8.9

    Segments:
    - Chris Christie holds a lengthy press conference saying he's not running for President over and over again
    - The duality of Mitt Romney's past versus present political views
    - Roseanne Barr's comments on the rich controversial for Fox News and Hank Williams Jr.'s football song removed from an ESPN game because of his muddled Obama-Hitler comparison
    Guest:
    Journalist and author Michael Lewis promotes his new book Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World.

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  • Thomas Friedman
    Thomas Friedman
    Episode 1
    10/3/11
    8.4

    Segments:
    - CIA kills American born al-Qaeda operative Anwar Al-Awlaki
    - The name of Rick Perry's family ranch found to be racist and Wyatt Cenac thinks it's because black people aren't making maps
    - Jason Jones goes to Mexico to entice them to come back to the U.S.to get jobs no one else will do
    Guest:
    Author and journalist Thomas Friedman promotes his new book That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back.

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