Author of "The Obamas" Jodi Kantor responds to criticism of the book and defends her work.
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane explains the little known feud with Jon Stewart that led to an angry phone call.
"It was an angry call," Seth MacFarlane said of the now-infamous phone call in which Jon Stewart lambasted him for "Family Guy" poking fun at the fact that "The Daily Show" went live during the 2007 writers' strike, "and suffice it to say, he is a phenomenally good debater, if you had been keeping score, I would have lost roundly."
Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic look back on the 20th anniversary of Nevermind
It's that time of the year again -- Emmy season. And with the awards show running on Sunday night, now's the chance to lay out some of the likely statue winners. As any diehard television viewer knows, the awards don't always go to who necessarily deserves them.
In the first days of September 2001, I was engaged in the enviable task of shopping for a dress to wear to the Emmys. The TV comedy I often performed on, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," was nominated for two awards, and all I could think about was walking down the red carpet (and all the ex-boyfriends who might happen to be watching).
Republican senators have fired another broadside at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, vowing to block the nomination of any candidate to lead the watchdog agency without major structural reforms.
Using a familiar, friendly forum, White House adviser Elizabeth Warren went on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" to criticize a congressional effort to delay and weaken the consumer bureau created by Wall Street reform.
You could bus the entire population of Thamesford, Ontario, the 100 miles of roadway through the province's industrial south to Toronto, hand each of the couple thousand people on those buses a ticket to UFC 129, and the collective townspeople would be but a speck in the Rogers Centre crowd.
Six a.m. isn't an hour most young people check their Twitter feeds. If we're checking anything at all, it's to see if the shower's warm enough. But 6 a.m. Monday is when President Obama decided to release a YouTube video formally announcing that "Yes, We Can" vote for him in 2012, if we feel like it.
Politics is serious business, but not all the time.
Jon Stewart, host of "The Daily Show," was appointed to the board of directors of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum's board of directors.
Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.
Politics is serious business, but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance.
Politics is serious business -- but not all of the time. From the halls of Congress to the campaign trail to the international stage, there's always something that gets a laugh or a second glance. Here are some of the things you might have missed:
At this point on the Web, if it doesn't get Auto-Tuned, it didn't really happen.
CNN caught up with a few of the people attending the Stewart-Colbert rally and asked the the key question: Why?
Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert attempt to entertain and educate during "Rally to Restore Sanity/Fear."
At the end of a bitter political season too often hijacked by the extremes, the Rally to Restore Sanity was a heartening reaffirmation of American humor, smarts and civility.
There are times when a journalist must gather his strength, brave the elements, go out and feel and touch the story at hand.
CNN's Howard Kurtz sits down with Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington to talk about the Stewart/Colbert rally.
OK, there's no way to write this article without name dropping. To cut to the chase, I know Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and you don't.
Ethan Williamson traveled from Wilmington, North Carolina, to the nation's capital Saturday with a clear message in mind: To support sanity in politics.
Comedy Central hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will hold the "Rally to Restore Sanity" and the "March to Keep Fear Alive" on the National Mall on Saturday, with thousands expected to flood in from across the country.
President Obama gently sparred with Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" in the final run-up to next week's midterm elections, after the comedian called his legislative progress "timid."
American Morning spoke with media critic David Bianculli on President's Obama appearance on "The Daily Show."
If Barack Obama's juggernaut of a presidential campaign could only boost youth turnout by 2 percent, it is silly to think Jon Stewart's and Stephen Colbert's rallies Saturday in Washington will have any sort of tectonic political force.
With just days to go before the midterm elections, President Obama joined comedian Jon Stewart for a taping of "The Daily Show" in Washington.
As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things you might have missed.
Funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced their Washington rallies in September.
Jon Stewart is not a newsman, but polls show he has the reach of one at the top of his profession. He's not a politician or an activist, but he's set to host a rally expected to draw tens of thousands to Washington's National Mall.
The Comedy Central host came in ahead of President Barack Obama in the poll
Barack Obama is no stranger to Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," having appeared there four times as senator between 2005 and 2008. But Obama's widely promoted visit tonight (11 ET, Comedy Central), in the midst of a weeklong "Daily Show" encampment in Washington, is the first time a sitting president has appeared on that late-night cable show.
Jon Stewart has revealed the location of his Rally to Restore Sanity (and Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive): The east end of Washington D.C.'s National Mall, between 3rd and 7th Streets.
CNN anchor Rick Sanchez abruptly left the network Friday afternoon, just one day after making controversial comments on a satellite radio program.
Reliable Sources looks at why Rick Sanchez is out at CNN following his comments on Jews and Jon Stewart.
Jon Stewart says that his Rally to Restore Sanity -- and Stephen Colbert's sister event, March to Keep Fear Alive -- are not meant to counter Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor event of last August.
This is a political story, complete with angry voters, a frustrated candidate and a scholarly observer or two. So if that's what you're after, take heart.
Jordan's King Abdullah II warned that the Middle East may see another war if the issue of settlements is not resolved as part of the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
Are you tired of the extremes dominating the debate? Angry about hyperpartisans hijacking American politics? Well, Jon Stewart has a rally for you and me.
Two Comedy Central funnymen are apparently entering into the partisan political fray with rallies of their own in the nation's capital.
The actress and Daily Show host have conflicting memories of a long-ago dinner in New York
Jon Stewart had a funny bit the other day on "The Daily Show" (well, I thought it was funny) where he lambasted the Democrats for not delivering on their "supermajority" status.
Glenn Close, of Damages, and Bryan Cranston, of Breaking Bad, win as drama stars
Whether it's watching Jim Cramer and Jon Stewart trade blows on Hulu, or catching up on the latest from the Disruptors series (shameless plug, I know) more and more video is getting delivered via the Internet.
By most accounts, the showdown was pretty brutal.
Jon Stewart and Jim Cramer trade barbs on "The Daily Show."
After a week of pointed verbal barbs, host Jon Stewart sat face-to-face with financial analyst Jim Cramer on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" and continued the assault Thursday. Stewart blamed Cramer and cable network CNBC for being irresponsible cheerleaders in the lead-up to the stock market meltdown.
The Project for Excellence in Journalism said it was surprised at how much the Comedy Central late-night program resembles The O'Reilly Factor, Hardball and other cable news shows in content
Comedy Central's Jon Stewart calls CNN's Senior Business correspondent Ali Velshi a 'hairless prophet of doom.'
Oscar said yes to "No Country for Old Men" and to European actors on Sunday night.
She put her baby bump on display at Saturday's Film Independent's Spirit Awards. And even though Angelina Jolie didn't actually attend Sunday's Academy Awards, her pregnancy still got a nod from host Jon Stewart. During a short interlude, the Daily Show star teased about all the expectant actresses in attendance – referencing Jessica Alba and Cate Blanchett – and then announced (as if he were presenting an award), "the baby goes to ... Angelina Jolie!" Then, the funnyman quipped, "Obviously Angelina couldn't be with us tonight. It's tough getting 17 babysitters on Oscar night." – Brian Orloff
Oscar night offers comforting awards and few surprises, as No Country for Old Men takes the top honor
It was a "Country" made for Oscar.
With the Writers Guild of America strike finally over and Jon Stewart tinkering with his opening monologue, the 80th annual Academy Awards is expected to offer plenty of high wattage glamour on Hollywood's big night.
The Oscars will be a showdown between a coldblooded killer and a coldblooded tycoon.
Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert return to the airwaves tonight, but without writers. CNN's Lola Ogunnaike reports.
Note to politicians: Prepare to be mocked.
CNN's Maggie Lake reports on the latest developments in the writers strike that has brought Hollywood to a standstill.
As the writers' strike nears the end of its second week, Letterman, Leno and others face a difficult dilemma: support their union, or save the jobs of dozens of staffers?
Call it a repeat treat - Jon Stewart is hosting the Oscars again next year.
Hillary Clinton gets ready for another Letterman appearance, highlighting the increasingly important role talk shows are playing on the campaign trail
(Video courtesy Comedy Central.)
If you're looking for that next big job or promotion, you might want to forgo your next resume workshop for a trip to the nearest library.
Those people wearing "Stewart/Colbert '08" T-shirts can stop hoping -- Comedy Central's fake news stars have no intention of making a run for the White House.
Saving the world from assorted terrorists paid off for the cast of "24" at Sunday night's Primetime Emmy Awards.
Like most people, I don't find it especially difficult to count the number of times in my life I've heard someone say, "If only there were a gym exclusively designed for golfers." It's pretty easy ...
Andy Samberg, a rising star on Saturday Night Live, owes his success to short video clips.
It seemed like a great idea a few weeks ago -- invite your friends over for an Oscars party, hand out ballots, place a few friendly wagers on who will look best on the red carpet or who will win, depending on the crowd.
Andy Samberg, a rising star on Saturday Night Live, owes his success to short video clips. After all, Samberg was discovered by SNL producers who saw his comedy sketches on TheLonelyIsland.com--a w...
The blue vs. red political quips of "The Daily Show" is getting a peppermint infusion.
"Desperate Housewives" may have had all the attention, but "Everybody Loves Raymond" won the big award -- best comedy -- at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards.
"Saying don't worry is a stupid thing. You're gonna worry anyway. Everybody worries."
Online retailer Amazon.com released its "Best of 2004" lists, and it seems that many of you got just what you wanted...but a few others are wondering why your aunt thought you needed the Black & Decker jar opener.
An estimated 62.5 million viewers watched the first presidential debate Thursday night.
So, three guys are watching TV.
He was just supposed to be a mildly funny talking head on basic cable.
A generation of pandering film reviewers has rendered the phrase "laugh-out-loud funny" almost meaningless through repetition. But--and I'm not afraid to repeat this--America (The Book) (Warner, $2...
John Kerry did it. John Edwards announced he was running for president when he did it.
John Kerry isn't in such a hurry to move past swift boats after all.
Thousands of media members are covering the Democratic convention, and among them are the quasi-reporters from Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," who take a little more liberty than most journalists covering the event.
Jon Stewart, host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," told graduates at his alma mater they have a chance to become the new greatest generation by winning the war on terrorism.
[HIT] Fake and scathing 1, fair and balanced 0. CNN and MSNBC have gotten used to losing to Fox News. But during the Democratic primaries, an unexpected foe stole the ratings crown from all three. ...
We came expecting a little comic relief from long hours, subzero temperatures and too much junk food. But what comedian Jon Stewart delivered Saturday night was a little more serious.
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