'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' Presents 'RNC 2012: The Road To Jeb Bush 2016' Coverage From the 2012 Republican National Convention

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August 22nd, 2012

via press release:







Taping at David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, FL



NEW YORK, August 22, 2012 -- "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and its ongoing political coverage "Democalypse 2012," is literally heating up as the entire staff heads to Tampa next week to broadcast a week of shows during the Republican National Convention titled, "RNC 2012: The Road to Jeb Bush 2016" airing nightly at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT from Tuesday, August 28 through Friday, August 31.

"RNC 2012: The Road to Jeb Bush 2016" coverage of the 2012 RNC is taping at the Straz Center (1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place) in Tampa.  The convention episodes will feature news, analysis, and guest interviews from host Jon Stewart as well as reports from the convention floor at the Tampa Bay Times Forum from the best F*&#ing News Team Ever including Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, John Oliver and Jessica Williams.  In addition, the show will present a Mitt Romney biographical film and Tampa native Mandvi gives viewers a look at his hometown.

This marks the ninth time the series has taken its critically-acclaimed and award-winning political coverage on the road, having previously travelled to Philadelphia (2000 RNC), Los Angeles (2000 DNC), Boston (2004 DNC), Denver (2008 DNC) and St. Paul (2008 RNC) to cover the national party conventions, and to Washington, D.C. (2002, 2010) and Columbus, OH (2006) for special, mid-term election coverage.

"The Daily Show" first earned its political stripes during the now-infamous 2000 election, receiving an Emmy® Award and a prestigious George Foster Peabody® Award for its year-long coverage of the race for the White House.

"The Daily Show" conventions episodes air Tuesday-Friday at 11:00 p.m. and repeats at 1:00 a.m. the same night and at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. the following day (all times ET/PT).  Full episodes, as well as clips, are posted for viewing the following day at www.thedailyshow.com with URL and embed links.  Fans can follow @TheDailyShow on Twitter or “like” The Daily Show on Facebook.

Jon Stewart and Rory Albanese are the Executive Producers of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" with Steve Bodow, Kahane Cooperman, Jennifer Flanz and Adam Lowitt serving as Co-Executive Producers.  Supervising Producers are Tim Carvell, Pam DePace, Tim Greenberg, Hillary Kun and Stuart Miller.  Jill Katz is Producer and Executive in Charge of Production.  The series' Head Writer is Carvell and it is directed by Chuck O'Neil.

Opening in 1987, the Straz Center consists of five theaters, three restaurants and the Patel Conservatory.  The 335,000 square-foot facility provides an environment for a wide variety of world-class events.  It boasts one of the nation’s leading Broadway series and is nationally respected for presenting a wide variety of concerts, performances and events and for its resident company Opera Tampa.  For more information about the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Opera Tampa, the Patel Conservatory and their upcoming events, please visit www.strazcenter.org, www.operatampa.org and www.patelconservatory.org.

  • Ben

    I hope Jon Stewart will also air an program on the Democrats entitled; “DNC 2012: The Road to Hillary Rodman Clinton 2016″; because she is the clear front runner for the Democrats in the next Presidental election. That is another reason why former President Bill Clinton will have such as featured role at this year’s Democratic Convention. So he can talk about his wife, who also happens to be the current Secretary of State. Hillary is far more likely to get the nomination of the Democrats in 2012, than Jeb is likely to get the nomination of the Republicans in 2012.

  • Freddy Arrow

    Maybe, but she’s getting a bit old. She’d be the second oldest president ever on her inauguration day.

  • Brad

    I totally agree Ben. Some suggest she is hanging it up in 2012 for good, but I doubt it. I think she is gearing up for a 2016 election. Can’t be the Secretary of State and win an election back at home. That would be ridiculous! (Plus, her Secretary job has taken a toll on her. She aged faster than ever over her term.) I don’t see anyone else being a frontrunner but her.

  • dooley

    Hillary is far more likely to get the nomination of the Democrats in 2012, than Jeb is likely to get the nomination of the Republicans in 2012. Neither of them are more or less likely to get the nomination as this has already been decided and the nominees are Obama and Romney respectively. You just aren’t very bright are you.

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