SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN TO APPEAR ON
"THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART"
WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 AT 11:00 P.M.
"Indecision 2008" Continues As The Presumptive Republican Nominee Sits Down With Jon Stewart
NEW YORK, May 5, 2008 -- Senator John McCain (R-AZ) will be a guest on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Wednesday, May 7 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT). This appearance will mark the Senator's 13th time on the show, more than any other guest, but his first since becoming the presumptive Republican nominee for President of the United States. Senator McCain's last appearance was on August 16, 2007. Prior to that he appeared on April 24, 2007, the eve of his official announcement that he was running for the Republican nomination.
Each episode of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" repeats at 1:00 a.m. the same night and at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. the following day (all times ET/PT). The May 7 interview will be posted for viewing the following day at both www.thedailyshow.com and www.indecision2008.com with URL links and embed codes.
Other politicians who have appeared on "The Daily Show" include former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former Vice President Al Gore, Senators Barack Obama (on the eve of the Pennsylvania Primary), Hillary Clinton (on the eve of the Texas and Ohio Primaries), John Kerry, Joe Biden, Joseph Lieberman 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.
"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 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.
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