A new television show is changing the way many Iranians watch news. Some call it the Iranian version of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Its name in Persian is Parazit (Static). Mitra Taj reports on its rising popularity both in Iran and abroad.
Takeaway host Celeste Headlee and Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich talked to people at Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear to find out why they came and what they hoped would be the new legislative agenda.
From the Glenn Beck's 'Rally to Restore Honor' to Jon Stewart's upcoming 'Rally to Restore Sanity,' it may feel like this election season has become something of a joke. We talk with Allison Silverman, former executive producer of 'The Colbert Report.'
Last night, President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to appear on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," looking to motivate young people who turned out in droves to vote for him in 2008 to vote again this year.
When Guinness backed out of sponsoring New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade, Rupert Murdoch's feathers got ruffled. Now he wants all Irish to boycott Guinness. In Venezuela, there's a new grocery story loyalty card that some describe as "creepy." And in the UK, you can see the latest in running shorts — complete with a computer, all in today's Global Scan.
In a prison memoir, misery and pain are usually staples. But in "Rosewater," the story of Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari's time in Tehran's Evin Prison, dark humor and the absurd are given equal time.
Jon Stewart's The Daily Show is a cultural touchstone for millions of Americans. But last year, Stewart took some time off from the show, to produce a movie — real, not satire. And he did it mostly on a whim. With that accomplished, Stewart is beginning to look at the future, but he's holding his cards close.
Canadian Bryan Adams is known best for his music — but he's also known for his photography. But his latest work, which is on exhibition in London through January, brings attention to Britain's war wounded. That story and more in today's Global Scan.
An Iranian-American satirist's take on the nuclear deal with Tehran: "It's like an Islamic marriage: The US now has three wives and none of them get along. One of them is Israel, one is Saudi Arabia, and the other is now Iran, the new wife."
Many Latinos are sad about Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show. He was one of the few people who was able to show what they view as the absurd policies of immigration, and attitudes toward Latinos. And maybe the only one to do so with a churro.
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