Daily Show to go live on Inaugration DayPosted: January 14, 2009
From the Indecision 2008 blog:
You won’t need to wait until Barack Obama’s historic inauguration as the 44th President of the United States is old news on Wednesday night to get Jon Stewart and the Daily Show correspondents’ perspective on the Inauguration Day events.
The Daily Show is all set to report LIVE on Inauguration Day night (is that an oxymoron?) Tuesday, January 20th at 11 pm.
As such, you won’t be faced with a deafening silence on George Bush’s forward retreat from office. Nor will you miss out on any of the huge bits of Obama inaudacious audacities of hopeful reality.
Now, what’s the reason?
1) All the good jokes will get gobbled up if Stewart waits a day-and-a-half.
2) The speed of communication will make the actual swearing-in old news by 11 p.m. on Wednesday.
Actually, I think there is just as much a possibility that the Daily Show needs to be a part of Wednesday morning’s coverage as the speech itself. Online blogs are just as likely to embed a clip of Stewart than any other broadcast, if not moreso. Why not stay relevant on one of the most historic days in history to the online audience that loves him?