My wife and I watch The Daily Show most nights - not live when it airs (my goodness, that's way past our bedtime) - but the next evening. If we miss one, we have a twofer. This would not be possible if I didn't have a PVR; if I was still in VHS world, I'd be lost in tape and likely wouldn't bother.
Between blog links and BitTorrent downloads, hundreds of thousands of people watch clips online each day rather than on TV. In other words, in form if not in tone, Stewart's Daily Show offers a glimpse of what all TV may one day become: something we can consume in many distillations, at a time, place, and device of our choosing.
The Daily Show is my quick laugh of choice in the early evening (albeit, the show from the night before, on my PVR ... it comes on waaay past my bedtime). Much more hilarious than, say, Entertainment Tonight. Stephen Cole has a new feature on Jon Stewart and gang on CBC's arts site.
It's a cliche to say that many young people get the news from Jon Stewart's Daily Show. We've read that phrase way too much ... and it may well be true. Stewart, after all, consistently takes on hard-news topics, complete with spit-take, eye-popped reactions.
While declining to commit to any specific approach, [chairman Leslie] Moonves raised the possibility of multiple anchors and -- when asked -- refused to rule out Stewart playing some kind of a role on a revamped evening news. (Stewart's ``The Daily Show'' airs on Comedy Central, also owned by Viacom.)
``Jon Stewart is a part of our company; we speak to him regularly about all sorts of different things,'' Moonves said, coyly.
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.