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is an American satirical news television program that critiques politics and the media.

The show, which premiered in 1996, runs weeknights on the cable network . joined the show in 1999, largely to politics and current events.

The Daily Show is predominantly a comedy show, but it is for pointed criticism of the news media. The show has been recognized as an . Stewart has been named one of the U.S.’ , and a has found its coverage to be as substantive as traditional broadcast news. A Pew survey found that its viewers were the of any news outlet’s audience, though an earlier Pew survey had found its viewers were .

The show’s writers have repeatedly said their show , though they have also said they , attempting to pursue objective, fact-based reporting.

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American Public Media is the second-largest producer and distributor of public radio in the United States, behind NPR, and the largest owner and operator of public radio stations. APM, based in St. Paul, Minn., produces national programs including A Prairie Home Companion and Marketplace. The company owns and operates the statewide Minnesota Public Radio network and…

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