FORMER PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR TO APPEAR ON
"THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART"
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 AT 11:00 P.M.
NEW YORK, September 16, 2008 -- Former Prime Minister of Great Britain Tony Blair will be a guest on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Thursday, September 18 at 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT). This appearance will be the former Prime Minister's first appearance on "The Daily Show" and the sixth appearance on the show by a former or current head of state.
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Political figures who have appeared on "The Daily Show" include former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, former Vice President Al Gore, Senators John McCain, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Speaker of the House Representative Nancy Pelosi 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. Other international figures that have appeared on the show include Bolivian President Evo Morales and Vicente Fox, the former President of Mexico.
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