NEW YORK, August 30, 2012 — “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and its ongoing political coverage “Democalypse 2012,” will soon be Charlotte-bound, as the entire staff heads to Charlotte, NC next week to broadcast a week of shows during the Democratic National Convention, titled “DNC 2012: Hope and Change 2,” airing nightly at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT from Tuesday, September 4 through Friday, September 7.
“DNC 2012: Hope and Change 2″ is taping at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center™ (300 East Seventh St.) in Charlotte. The convention episodes will feature news, analysis, and guest interviews from host Jon Stewart as well as reports from the convention floor at the Time Warner Cable Arena from The Best F#@king News Team Ever, including Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, John Oliver and Jessica Williams. In addition, the show will present a biographical film about President Obama among other comedic pieces throughout the week.
Guests will include NBC News Special Correspondent and author Tom Brokaw (September 4), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY; September 5), and former Council of Economic Advisors Chairman Austan Goolsbee (September 6).
This marks the tenth time the series has taken its critically-acclaimed and award-winning political coverage on the road, having previously travelled to Philadelphia (2000 RNC), Los Angeles (2000 DNC), Boston (2004 DNC), Denver (2008 DNC), St. Paul (2008 RNC) and Tampa (2012 RNC) to cover the national party conventions, and to Washington, D.C. (2002, 2010) and Columbus, OH (2006) for special, mid-term election coverage.
“The Daily Show” first earned its political stripes during the now-infamous 2000 election, receiving an Emmy® Award and a prestigious George Foster Peabody® Award for its year-long coverage of the race for the White House.
“The Daily Show” convention episodes air Tuesday-Friday at 11:00 p.m. and repeats at 1:00 a.m. the same night and at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. the following day (all times ET/PT). Full episodes, as well as clips, are posted for viewing the following day at www.thedailyshow.com with URL and embed links. Fans can follow @TheDailyShow on Twitter or “like” The Daily Show on Facebook.
Jon Stewart and Rory Albanese are the Executive Producers of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” with Steve Bodow, Kahane Cooperman, Jennifer Flanz and Adam Lowitt serving as Co-Executive Producers. Supervising Producers are Tim Carvell, Pam DePace, Tim Greenberg, Hillary Kun and Stuart Miller. Jill Katz is Producer and Executive in Charge of Production. The series’ Head Writer is Carvell and it is directed by Chuck O’Neil.
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center™ is a one-of-a-kind youth destination located in Charlotte, NC in the heart of the cultural arts district. This collaborative effort between the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is a 102,000-square-foot facility recently ranked by Livability.com as the No. 1 children’s library in the United States. The facility is visited by more than 300,000 people annually and features two state-of-the-art theatres, a dedicated library space for kids 11 and under, four multi-use classrooms, a teen-only library and multimedia production studio, and interactive exhibit space.
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