SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY TO APPEAR ON
"THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART"
THURSDAY, APRIL 20 AT 11:00 P.M.
Senator Kennedy To Appear As A Guest On A Late Night Show
For The First Time Ever
NEW YORK, April 18, 2006—Senator Edward Kennedy (D–MA) will appear as a guest on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Thursday, April 20 at 11:00 p.m. This marks the first time the Senator has ever appeared on a late night series.
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Senator Kennedy 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 Barrack Obama, Senator Charles Schumer, 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.
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