Network: Comedy Central
Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
TV show dates: January 11, 1999 — TBD
Series status: Ending
Performers include: Jon Stewart (host)
TV show description:
This is a satirical parody of the nightly news and features commentary by anchor Jon Stewart about the nation’s politics and the circus of the national media.
Each show opens with a monologue from Stewart about recent headlines and then features a report from a correspondent, joining Stewart at the anchor desk or reporting live from “the field.” Reports from correspondents typically include illogical and embellished slants on current events. In the final segment, Stewart interviews a famous personality, from politicians to actors and musicians to authors. The show then ends with “Your Moment of Zen,” a random, amusing clip of video, usually culled from recent news event footage.