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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Season 13 Episode 19

Tom Brokaw

Aired Weekdays 11:00 PM Feb 06, 2008 on Comedy Central
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Tom Brokaw
Tonight, journalist and author of Boom!: Voices of the Sixties Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today, Tom Brokaw. Jon begins tonight with a review of Super Tuesday's interesting and fascinating results. First, Clinton and Obama are in a deadheat, McCain is halfway to the GOP nomination, Huckabee did good in the South, & Romney wasted a lot of his money. Jon then looks at how the media tried to breakdown the voter demographics with fancy charts and later, different colors for each candidate's victory such as aquamarine and Carolina blue. Finally, John Oliver investigates how political polls can be wrong and how they can be corrected. The whole Daily Show correspondent crew hit the streets and poll New Yorkers before Super Tuesday and to make sure their polling numbers don't change, they threaten to maim and beat up any voter who is going to change their minds.moreless

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  • Another funny installment

    Jon Stewart was, as always, funny while describing the mess of charts and graphs that the news media threw at the viewing public as they waded through the numbers from Super Tuesday. Equally as funny was the team of Daily Show correspondents polling on the streets of New York to determine the winner. The highlight of that reel had to come not just from the threatening comments of the correspondents but mainly from a very pregnant Samantha Bee chasing a reluctant contributer. Perhaps a highlight came in the form of Brokaw. He's been a guest before and seemed lighthearted, content, if not still deep voiced and serious sounding. On this episode, though, he seemed to almost rival Jon with his humorous cracks and quips. It was a sunnier side of Brokaw. His remarks also revealed a very real truth. I know many people who are Republicans because of their fiscal policies but detest the polarization that some of the extreme conservatives place on the face of the Republican party. Brokaw pointed this out like only Brokaw can.

    In short, great episode. Funny as always.moreless
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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (After a montage of news clips featuring the tentative results, via charts, maps, and graphs, of Super Tuesday)
      Jon Stewart: Hillary is blue and Obama is aquamarine or Obama is Carolina blue and Hillary is turquoise. I only wish there was an easier way of distinguishing them by color.

    • Tom Brokaw: In fact, the [Republican] party in some ways has been a kind of rigid dogma and, if you don't meet all the litmus test, then you're not welcome in the party. I have a lot of friends across the country who are conservative Republicans and many of them have said to me this year that they're fed up with that and they're going to look even on the Democratic side...because they're more interested in solutions than they are in these ideological or theological food fights.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Moment of Zen: ABC news anchor Charlie Gibson is overwhelmed by the millions of dollars of new technology at his fingertips used to report Super Tuesday results and laughs at the fact that he still has to fill out sheets of paper by hand.


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