Jon Stewart Runs on CNN International
Posted on Feb 20, 2006
By Blair Golson
Truthdig says: OK, all you expatriates probably already knew this, but Truthdig didn’t: “The Daily Show” runs on CNN International outside the U.S.
Think about that: Millions (perhaps billions) of foreigners get Jon Stewart’s version of America on a relatively straight-news-oriented channel. Depending on how you feel about Stewart’s sensibility, that’s either wonderful or troubling. (This snippet of news comes near the end of a hilarious article about Stewart’s upcoming gig at the Oscars.)
NEW YORK—Jon Stewart just won the Heisman—the comedians’ version. As host of the Academy Awards, Stewart joins an elite group that includes Steve Martin, Billy Crystal, Bob Hope and Johnny Carson.
“It doesn’t mean you’re going to have a good pro career, or even do well in the bowl game,” Stewart says, sitting in his Manhattan office behind a desk cluttered with papers. “But to get to that point means something. Now you’re in the club.”
Membership requires entertaining a television audience of more than 40 million, plus getting laughs from some of the most powerful people in Hollywood.
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” runs on CNN outside the United States.