NEW YORK, March 26, 2007 — New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will be a guest on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on Wednesday, March 28 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Governor Richardson previously appeared as a guest on “The Daily Show” on during its coverage of the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. The paperback version of his autobiography, Between Worlds: The Making of an American Life (Plume Books; Trade Paperback), was released on March 16.
Richardson was re-elected to a second term as Governor of New Mexico in 2006. Before becoming Governor, Richardson was a member of Congress for 15 years and also served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Secretary of Energy during the presidency of Bill Clinton. As Chairman of the Democratic Governor’s Association, Richardson helped elect the first Democratic majority of governors since 1994 by raising more than $28 million for gubernatorial candidates. He was also Chair of the 2004 Democratic National Convention and has been nominated four times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Governor Richardson has established a presidential exploratory committee and will seek the 2008 Democratic nomination for President of the United States (www.richardsonforpresident.com).
In Between Worlds: The Making of an American Life Richardson offers readers insights into his dreams for a brighter American future and speaks candidly about his rise to political power and how his heritage as the son of an American businessman and a Mexican mother shaped his values, his policies and his approach to public service. Some highlights of Richardson’s autobiography include: details of Richardson’s role as a negotiator with Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, North Korean officials, the Taliban,
and others; how the events of 9/11 prompted Richardson to return to the political arena and run for governor of New Mexico; and Richardson’s reflection on the “New Progressivism” and how it stands to reform and revitalize the Democratic Party.
Other politicians who have appeared on “The Daily Show” include former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former Vice President Al Gore, Senators John McCain, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama, John Kerry, Joseph Lieberman, Bob Kerrey, Charles Schumer, Norm Coleman, Arlen Specter, Ted Kennedy, Trent Lott, Rick Santorum, Russ Feingold, Barbara Boxer, Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Rahm Emanuel, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Senator John Edwards, who announced his intention to run for the 2004 Democratic Presidential nomination during an appearance on the show on September 15, 2003. In addition, General Pervez Musharraf, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, was Stewart’s guest on September 26, 2006, marking the first time a sitting head of state had appeared on the show.
As part of “The Daily Show’s” ongoing “Indecision 2008″ coverage of the next presidential election, the show has already featured appearances by Democratic candidates Senators Joe Biden and Chris Dodd and former Governor Tom Vilsack as well as former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee who is seeking the Republican nomination.
The nine-time Emmy and two-time Peabody Award-winning “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” was launched in the summer of 1996. The nightly news satire takes a reality-based look at news, trends, pop culture, current events, politics, sports, entertainment and the media. In each show, Stewart and a team of correspondents, including Dan Bakkedahl, Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Aasif Mandvi, John Oliver and Rob Riggle, comment on the day’s stories employing actual news footage, taped field pieces, in-studio guests and on-the-spot coverage of important news events.
Jon Stewart and David Javerbaum are the executive producers of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” with Kahane Corn and Josh Lieb serving as co-executive producers. The series’ head writer is Steve Bodow. Chuck O’Neil is the director.
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