5 April 2020 | Podcast (English-spoken episodes) | By Christophe Lachnitt
Superception Podcast Ep. 57 – Chris Smith, Contributing Writer For Vanity Fair And Author Of “The Daily Show: An Oral History As Told By Jon Stewart, The Correspondents, Staff And Guests”
Conversation on the fusion of politics and pop culture with Chris Smith, contributing writer for Vanity Fair and author of “The Daily Show: An Oral History As Told By Jon Stewart, The Correspondents, Staff And Guests.”
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Chris Smith discusses his professional journey, the history of The Today Show, Jon Stewart’s media critique, the antagonism between Roger Ailes and him, the role Jon Stewart played in the passage of the bill funding 9/11 first responders’ health care, the survival of his brand of idealism in our cynical time, the entangling of politics and entertainment, the challenges for media in the digital age, and the way Donald Trump and governors are treating the media during the Covid-19 crisis.
This episode was recorded on an online platform on April 3, 2020.