"THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART" PRESENTS
"ROB RIGGLE: CHASING THE DRAGON"
NIGHTLY REPORTS FILED FROM BEIJING, CHINA
FROM SENIOR FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT ROB RIGGLE
AIRING THE WEEK OF AUGUST 11 AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
NEW YORK, August 6, 2008 -- Join "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" for "Rob Riggle: Chasing the Dragon," a week of special reports filed from Beijing, China (yes, actual China not greenscreen China) as it hosts the 2008 Olympics. Following on the year-old heels of his special reports from Iraq, also filmed on location, "Daily Show" Senior Foreign Correspondent Rob Riggle will provide in-depth coverage as the world gathers in China, Earth's only remaining superpower. Tune-in to "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" the week of August 11 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT for "Rob Riggle: Chasing the Dragon."
"Rob Riggle: Chasing the Dragon" features Riggle reporting in and around Beijing including Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall of China and also interviewing some of China's leaders in media and business. This marks the second time that field producer Glenn Clements has teamed up with Riggle to produce international nightly reports for the show. In August 2007, they travelled to Iraq for "Operation Silent Thunder."
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