'Daily Show', 'Colbert' Strain To Lampoon Democratic Losses
Both comedy shows aired live, election-themed episodes Tuesday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the broadcasts showed the limits of news-tinged satire on the political scene.
Election 2014: 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert' strain to lampoon Democratic losses
Jon Stewart may be the only media figure who started his election coverage Tuesday with an apology. "I did vote today ... I was being flip and it kind of took off," said Stewart, who had told CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour in an interview earlier Tuesday that he wasn't voting because he "had just moved, and I don't even know where my thing is."
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'Daily Show', 'Colbert' Strain To Lampoon Democratic Losses | WUNC
Jon Stewart (from left) and Stephen Colbert hosted live editions of their programs, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, on Tuesday.