SENATOR CHARLES SCHUMER TO APPEAR ON
"THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART"
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 AT 11:00 P.M.
NEW YORK, September 28, 2005 -- Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) will appear as a guest on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Thursday, September 29 at 11:00 p.m. This marks the fifth time the Senator has appeared on the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series.
Each episode of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" repeats at 1:00 a.m. the same night and at 10:00 a.m., 8:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. the following day.
In 2004, New Yorkers re-elected U.S. Senator Charles Schumer to represent the State of New York in the U.S. Senate for a second-six year term. Schumer started off his second term by being appointed to the Democratic Leadership team in addition to earning a seat on the Senate Finance Committee, which oversees the nation's tax, trade, social security and health care legislation. The Senator also sits on the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the Judiciary Committee; and the Rules Committee. He is the Ranking Member of the Administrative Oversight and the Courts Subcommittee and the Economic Policy Subcommittee. Prior to his election to the Senate, Schumer represented the Ninth Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens for eighteen years. Before that, he represented the Forty-Fifth Assembly District in Brooklyn for six years.
Senator Schumer is one of many distinguished politicians who have appeared on "The Daily Show" as part of COMEDY CENTRAL's ongoing political coverage. Others include President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Senator John McCain, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator John Kerry, Senator Joseph Lieberman, Senator John Edwards, Senator Joe Biden, Senator Bob Kerrey, Senator Arlen Specter, Representative Dick Gephardt, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Senator and 1996 Republican Presidential Nominee Bob Dole, who also served as Guest Political Commentator for the series' "Indecision 2000" election coverage.
"The Daily Show," a nightly news parody launched in the summer of 1996, takes a reality-based look at news, pop culture, politics and the media. In each show, Stewart and a team of correspondents 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.
"The Daily Show" recently received two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program. This is the third year in a row that the series took home the best show Emmy and the fourth time (and third consecutive) that the two-time Peabody Award-winning news satire was recognized in the writing category. To date the series has received 15 Emmy nominations and taken home the big prize 7 times.
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