Season 13

Season 13 (2008)

Episodes List

Ep.1 Ronald Seeber

Air Date: 2008-01-07

Tonight, a professor of labor relations at Cornell University who shares his views on worker strikes, Ronald Seeber. Jon begins tonights show by sharing his statement of solidarity with the writer's strike by showcasing his unibrow. Also, the show's name has been changed until the strike is over to A Daily Show With Jon Stewart. Jon then reports on the winners of the Iowa caucus. Finally, Jon summarizes the conflict surrounding the Writers Guild strike in a segment called "Space Reserved For Clever Pun".

Ep.2 David Frum

Air Date: 2008-01-08

Ep.3 John Zogby

Air Date: 2008-01-09

Ep.4 Lou Dobbs

Air Date: 2008-01-10

Ep.5 Fareed Zakaria

Air Date: 2008-01-14

Ep.6 Amb. John Bolton

Air Date: 2008-01-15

Ep.7 Jonah Goldberg

Air Date: 2008-01-16

Ep.8 Allen Raymond

Air Date: 2008-01-17

Ep.9 Jon Meacham

Air Date: 2008-01-21

Ep.10 Jim Wallis

Air Date: 2008-01-22

Ep.11 P.J. O'Rourke

Air Date: 2008-01-23

Ep.12 Gerri Willis

Air Date: 2008-01-24

Ep.13 Phil Simms

Air Date: 2008-01-28

Ep.14 Doris Kearns Goodwin

Air Date: 2008-01-29

Ep.15 Peggy Noonan

Air Date: 2008-01-30

Ep.16 Karen Tumulty

Air Date: 2008-01-31

Ep.17 Tim Gunn

Air Date: 2008-02-04

Ep.18 Chris Wallace

Air Date: 2008-02-05

Ep.19 Tom Brokaw

Air Date: 2008-02-06

Ep.20 Laton McCartney

Air Date: 2008-02-07

Ep.21 Philip Shenon

Air Date: 2008-02-11

Ep.22 Bill Kristol

Air Date: 2008-02-12

Ep.23 Mark Siegel

Air Date: 2008-02-13

Ep.24 Lee Siegel

Air Date: 2008-02-14

Ep.25 Madeleine Albright

Air Date: 2008-02-26

Ep.26 Allen Guelzo

Air Date: 2008-02-27

Ep.27 Brian Williams

Air Date: 2008-02-28

Tonight, the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams. Jon begins tonight's show with a look at Bush's recent presidential news conference and his trip to Africa in a segment called "Bushman of Africa". Senior White House Correspondent John Oliver was along for the ride with President Bush in Africa and talks with Jon about his experience. Finally, Expert Youth Politics Reporter on Voting Demetri Martin reports on why the youth vote is so important this election year in a segment called "Trendspotting with Demetri Martin". The TDS Street Team hits the New York City bar scene and asks young people who their voting for.

Ep.28 Hillary Clinton

Air Date: 2008-03-03

Tonight, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Ep.29 Ralph Nader

Air Date: 2008-03-04

Ep.30 Martin Fletcher

Air Date: 2008-03-05

Ep.31 Sen. Tom Daschle

Air Date: 2008-03-06

Ep.32 Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell

Air Date: 2008-03-10

Ep.33 Grover Norquist

Air Date: 2008-03-11

Ep.34 Ronald Kessler

Air Date: 2008-03-12

Ep.35 Dana Perino

Air Date: 2008-03-13

Ep.36 Brian Fagan

Air Date: 2008-03-17

Ep.37 Jeffrey Sachs

Air Date: 2008-03-18

Ep.38 Sen. Arlen Specter

Air Date: 2008-03-19

Ep.39 Alex Kingsbury

Air Date: 2008-03-20

Ep.40 Sen. Chuck Hagel

Air Date: 2008-03-31

Ep.41 Simon LeVay

Air Date: 2008-04-01

Ep.42 William Safire

Air Date: 2008-04-02

Ep.43 George Clooney

Air Date: 2008-04-03

Ep.44 Nathan Lane

Air Date: 2008-04-07

Ep.45 Cokie Roberts

Air Date: 2008-04-08

Ep.46 Steve Coll

Air Date: 2008-04-09

Ep.47 Aram Roston

Air Date: 2008-04-10

Ep.48 Judd Apatow

Air Date: 2008-04-14

Ep.49 Jack Goldsmith

Air Date: 2008-04-15

Ep.50 Peter Steinfels

Air Date: 2008-04-16

Ep.51 Uma Thurman

Air Date: 2008-04-17

Ep.52 Sen. Barack Obama

Air Date: 2008-04-21

Ep.53 John Waters

Air Date: 2008-04-22

Tonight, cult film director John Waters. Jon begins the show tonight looking at the presidential candidates addressing the audience of the WWE. Next, Jon takes a look at so-called military analysts the media uses, but the Pentagon call message force multipliers in a segment called "The Less You Know". Senior Military Analyst Rob Riggle talks with Jon about the recent Pentagon report about Pakistan being a safe haven for terrorists. Finally, Samantha Bee and Larry Wilmore visit Pennsylvania and talk with some voters.

Ep.54 Howard Fineman

Air Date: 2008-04-23

Ep.55 Colin Firth

Air Date: 2008-04-24

Ep.56 Jimmy Carter

Air Date: 2008-04-28

Ep.57 Newt Gingrich

Air Date: 2008-04-29

Ep.58 Robert Schlesinger

Air Date: 2008-04-30

Ep.59 Howard Dean

Air Date: 2008-05-01

Ep.60 Sen. Harry Reid

Air Date: 2008-05-05

Ep.61 Fareed Zakaria

Air Date: 2008-05-06

Ep.62 John McCain

Air Date: 2008-05-07

Ep.63 David D. Perlmutter

Air Date: 2008-05-08

Ep.64 Douglas J. Feith

Air Date: 2008-05-12

Ep.65 Bill Moyers

Air Date: 2008-05-13

Ep.66 John Harwood

Air Date: 2008-05-14

Ep.67 Denis Leary

Air Date: 2008-05-15

Ep.68 Matt Taibbi

Air Date: 2008-05-27

Ep.69 Fred Burton

Air Date: 2008-05-28

Ep.70 Richard Clark

Air Date: 2008-05-29

Ep.71 Scott McClellan

Air Date: 2008-06-02

Ep.72 David Sedaris

Air Date: 2008-06-03

Ep.73 Barbara Walters

Air Date: 2008-06-04

Ep.74 Adam Sandler

Air Date: 2008-06-05

Ep.75 Sen. Jim Webb

Air Date: 2008-06-09

Ep.76 Ralph Reed

Air Date: 2008-06-10

Ep.77 Rick Shenkman

Air Date: 2008-06-11

Ep.78 Richard Engel

Air Date: 2008-06-12

Ep.79 David Iglesis

Air Date: 2008-06-16

Ep.80 Lara Logan

Air Date: 2008-06-17

Ep.81 Steve Carell

Air Date: 2008-06-18

Tonight, comedian and actor Steve Carell talks about his new movie Get Smart.

Ep.82 Mike Myers

Air Date: 2008-06-19

Tonight, actor and comedian Mike Myers talks about his new movie The Love Guru.

Ep.83 James McAvoy

Air Date: 2008-06-23

Tonight, actor James McAvoy talks about his new movie with Angeline Jolie, Wanted.

Ep.84 James Harding

Air Date: 2008-06-24

Tonight, the editor from The Times in London, James Harding talks about his new book Alpha Dogs: The Americans Who Turned Political Spin into a Global Business.

Ep.85 Coldplay

Air Date: 2008-06-25

Tonight, English rock band Coldplay sing a few songs from their new album, Viva La Vida.

Ep.86 Ted Koppel

Air Date: 2008-06-26

Tonight, Ted Koppel talks about his new special about the symbiotic relationship between the U.S. and China on the Discovery Channel called The People's Republic of Capitalism.

Ep.87 Andrew Ward

Air Date: 2008-07-14

Author Andrew Ward discusses his new book, The Slaves' War.

Ep.88 Pierce Brosnan

Air Date: 2008-07-15

Ep.89 Kenneth Pollack

Air Date: 2008-07-16

Ep.90 Maggie Gyllenhaal

Air Date: 2008-07-17

Jon breaks out the Dobbs-O-Meter to measure how well the presidential candidates are doing with the Latino community. Kristen Schaal studies the cougar species, and invents her own name for men who date younger women. Maggie Gyllenhaal tells Jon how Batman made her weak in the knees.

Ep.91 Richard Bitner

Air Date: 2008-07-21

Barack Obama travels to the Middle East with all three major network news anchors tagging along. Rob Riggle, Larry Wilmore, John Oliver, Wyatt Cenac and Ed Helms are excited to cover Obama's trip to Baghdad. Wyatt Cenac goes to South Florida to find out which candidate the elderly Jews are voting for, and Richard Bitner explains the risky business of subprime mortgages.

Ep.92 Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly

Air Date: 2008-07-22

Obama Quest continues as Barack Obama visits his birthplace in Bethlehem. Former high-ranking Bush administration officials refuse to answer questions from the House Judiciary Committee, while John Oliver explains we're in a golden age of obstructive politics, and we don't even know it. Lewis Black lists America's insane deals in its End of an Empire Sale, and Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly show off their calves.

Ep.93 T.J. English

Air Date: 2008-07-23

Robert Novak hits a pedestrian with his car, and Barack Obama visits the holy land.

Ep.94 Geo Beach

Air Date: 2008-07-24

Geo Beach, host of the History Channel's "Tougher in Alaska," tells Jon why America's coldest state is also its greatest.

Ep.95 Nancy Pelosi

Air Date: 2008-07-28

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tells Jon about her new book, "Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters.

Ep.96 Bill Bishop

Air Date: 2008-07-29

Ep.97 Ben Wattenberg

Air Date: 2008-07-30

Ep.98 Brian Williams

Air Date: 2008-07-31

Ep.99 Dennis Hopper

Air Date: 2008-08-04

Ep.100 Seth Rogan

Air Date: 2008-08-05

Ep.101 Sen. Chuck Schumer

Air Date: 2008-08-06

Ep.102 David Gregory

Air Date: 2008-08-07

Ep.103 Ron Suskind

Air Date: 2008-08-11

Ep.104 Sen. Mel Martinez

Air Date: 2008-08-12

Ep.105 Philip Pan

Air Date: 2008-08-13

Ep.106 Ben Stiller

Air Date: 2008-08-14

Ep.107 Guess Who's Coming to Denver pt.1 (Gov. Tim Kaine)

Air Date: 2008-08-26

Ep.108 Guess Who's Coming to Denver pt.2 (Howard Dean)

Air Date: 2008-08-27

Ep.109 Evan Bayh

Air Date: 2008-08-28

Ep.110 Barack Obamas Acceptance Speech

Air Date: 2008-08-29

Ep.111 Brian Williams

Air Date: 2008-09-02

Ep.112 Newt Gingrich

Air Date: 2008-09-03

Ep.113 Mike Huckabee

Air Date: 2008-09-04

Ep.114 Senator McCains Acceptance Speech

Air Date: 2008-09-05

Ep.115 Barton Gellman

Air Date: 2008-09-15

Jon Stewart discusses the importance of blinking. Sarah Palin will talk to the press as soon as they stop asking her questions. Jason Jones is the only correspondent in the news team with his own spin-off. Washington Post reporter Barton Gellman discusses his book Angler about Dick Cheney's time as the vice-president.

Ep.116 Ricky Gervais

Air Date: 2008-09-16

Ricky Gervais talks about his new film, Ghost Town.

Ep.117 Charlize Theron

Air Date: 2008-09-17

Charlize Theron talks about her new movie Battle In Seattle.

Ep.118 Tony Blair

Air Date: 2008-09-18

Ep.119 Bill Clinton

Air Date: 2008-09-23

Former President Bill Clinton stops by the show tonight to discuss the current election.

Ep.120 Aaron Eckhart

Air Date: 2008-09-24

Aaron Eckhart discusses his role in The Dark Knight.

Ep.121 Bob Schieffer

Air Date: 2008-09-25

Journalist and host of CBS's Face the Nation Bob Schieffer talks about his new book Bob Schieffer's America.

Ep.122 Hooman Majd

Air Date: 2008-09-29

Wyatt Cenac watches the debate with some elderly Jewish residents, and Hooman Majd explains that it's within Iran's rights to have nuclear enrichment of uranium on their own soil.

Ep.123 Bill Maher

Air Date: 2008-09-30

Ep.124 Peggy Noonan

Air Date: 2008-10-01

Ep.125 Clint Eastwood

Air Date: 2008-10-02

Ep.126 Tim Robbins

Air Date: 2008-10-06

Ep.127 Sarah Vowell

Air Date: 2008-10-07

Ep.128 Michelle Obama

Air Date: 2008-10-08

Ep.129 Robert De Niro

Air Date: 2008-10-09

Ep.130 Amity Shlaes

Air Date: 2008-10-13

Amity Shlaes discusses her book "The Forgotten Man".

Ep.131 Ari Fleischer

Air Date: 2008-10-14

Ep.132 Richard Lewis

Air Date: 2008-10-15

Ep.133 Robert Reich

Air Date: 2008-10-16

Ep.134 Eugene Jarecki

Air Date: 2008-10-20

Ep.135 Christopher Buckley

Air Date: 2008-10-21

Ep.136 Tom Brokaw

Air Date: 2008-10-22

Ep.137 Gov. Jon Corzine

Air Date: 2008-10-23

Jon Corzine talks about the effects of the financial crisis on New Jersey.

Ep.138 Campbell Brown

Air Date: 2008-10-27

Ep.139 Steve Martin

Air Date: 2008-10-28

Ep.140 Senator Barack Obama

Air Date: 2008-10-29

Ep.141 Bill Kristol

Air Date: 2008-10-30

Bill Kristol believes Obama will be a conventionally liberal president.

Ep.142 Doris Kearns Goodwin

Air Date: 2008-11-03

Doris Kearns Goodwin believes Barack Obama will win, no question.

Ep.143 Indecision 2008: America's Choice

Air Date: 2008-11-04

The towering giants of fake news reunite for their hour-long Election Night special, Indecision 2008: America's Choice. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert report live from Indecision World Headquarters where Comedy Central has rounded up the best researchers and consultants (that it can afford) to provide shallow analysis, obscure factoids, random guesses and pointless sound.

Ep.144 Chris Wallace

Air Date: 2008-11-05

The Fox News Sunday anchor delivers an election postmortem.

Ep.145 Paul Rudd

Air Date: 2008-11-06

With guest Paul Rudd.

Ep.146 Thomas Friedman

Air Date: 2008-11-11

Ep.147 T. Boone Pickens

Air Date: 2008-11-12

Sarah Palin launches a PR blitz, and T. Boone Pickens wants to end our dependence on foreign oil.

Ep.148 Bill O'Reilly

Air Date: 2008-11-13

Paul Broun compares Obama to Hitler, and Jon doesn't want Bill O'Reilly to be afraid anymore.

Ep.149 Sir David Frost.

Air Date: 2008-11-17

George W. Bush hosts the G20 Summit, and Sir David Frost discusses his legendary Nixon interview.

Ep.150 Denis Leary

Air Date: 2008-11-18

Ep.151 Jon Meacham

Air Date: 2008-11-19

Dick Cheney is indicted, while Joe Lieberman and Ted Stevens face the wrath of their parties.

Ep.152 Richard Belzer

Air Date: 2008-11-20

Iraq surrenders, and Richard Belzer reads a passage from Obama's inaugural address.

Ep.153 Anne Hathaway

Air Date: 2008-12-01

Three people die in an attempt to get a jump on their holiday shopping. John Oliver explains who is responsible for the terror attacks in Mumbai. Plaxico Burress lets down America's youth by shooting himself in the thigh. MSNBC replaces Fox News as the new administration's mouthpiece, and Anne Hathaway vows to become a train wreck.

Ep.154 Calvin Trillin

Air Date: 2008-12-02

Calvin Trillin reads his poems about Al Gore, Sarah Palin and John McCain.

Ep.155 Arianna Huffington

Air Date: 2008-12-03

The new Planned Parenthood gift cards make great holiday presents. George W. Bush winds down his presidency with a Charlie Gibson interview. John Hodgman lets Jon know he's also a lame duck, and Arianna Huffington explains blogging.

Ep.156 Ron Howard

Air Date: 2008-12-04

Three auto industry CEOs carpool to Washington to ask again for a bailout. Dr. Aasif Mandvi learns there's no cure for liberalism. Ron Howard does a cheesy Richard Nixon impression.

Ep.157 Matthew Alexander

Air Date: 2008-12-08

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper shuts Parliament down. Samantha Bee, John Oliver and Aasif Mandvi discuss Canada's dependence on Great Britain. Matthew Alexander explains why torture is counterproductive in interrogating terrorists.

Ep.158 Mike Huckabee

Air Date: 2008-12-09

Rod Blagojevich couldn't have made it any easier for the authorities to arrest him. Many of the nation's newspapers are on the brink of collapse thanks to the Internet. Mike Huckabee says the reason we have so much government is because people don't behave well with each other.

Ep.159 Don Rickles

Air Date: 2008-12-10

Jason Jones shows some telling footage from his interview with Rod Blagojevich three years ago. Rob Riggle and his uniquely physical interviewing style won't soon be forgotten. Don Rickles gloats over beating Jon at the Emmys.

Ep.160 Philip Seymour Hoffman

Air Date: 2008-12-11

Hall & Oates perform a song about Alan Colmes and how much he means to all of us. Larry Wilmore says African-Americans support Proposition 8 because marriage is their holiest of holy institutions. Philip Seymour Hoffman shares what he learned about the catholic church while filming "Doubt.