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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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