Fake Reporters Are Rock Stars in Denver

Quick turnaround and evasive guests make Stewart's life a little harder on the road
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2008 4:05 PM CDT
Fake Reporters Are Rock Stars in Denver
Jon Stewart on the set of "The Daily Show."   (AP Photo)

it's hard enough for the reporters swarming all over the Democratic Convention to score good interviews; fake reporters have it even harder. The Daily Show's correspondents are now such big stars they draw admirers—and hecklers—every time they try to record, USA Today reports. Which doesn't exactly help them catch catch unguarded delegates doing embarrassing things.

“There are tons of people who still have no idea what our game is and what we do,” a producer says. “But not in this setting.” Add next week’s stand in Minnesota for the Republican convention, and host Jon Stewart is a little worried. “We've never produced two weeks in a row on the road. It's always the fear you run out of juice.” (More Jon Stewart stories.)

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