The Daily Show: Indecision 2004

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The Daily Show: Indecision 2004 is a DVD boxed set of several episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart relating to the 2004 presidential election.[1] The episodes were all filmed during 2004, and feature interviews with political candidates and parodies of the events during the general election campaign.[2]

Disc one contains the full week of 2004 Democratic National Convention coverage while disc two focuses on the 2004 Republican National Convention. Disc three is the "extras" disc, including their election night coverage, the first presidential debate, and several segments from Daily Show correspondents. There are also several miscellaneous bonus materials, like the national anthem sung in "four correspondent harmony," Stephen Colbert doing "requiem for a show that was daily" and John Edwards declaring his candidacy on the show.[2]

For this special series, The Daily Show was awarded the Peabody Award in 2004. Peabody Award sponsors awarded the show/program "for its unmatched wit and unorthodox approach in putting the 2004 Presidential Election in perspective without diminishing its importance.[3] " The George Foster Peabody Awards "recognize distinguished achievements and meritorious service by broadcasters, cable and webcasters, producing organizations, and individuals.[4]"

Correspondents:

Jon Stewart used four Daily Show "correspondents" for the Indecision 2004 election coverage.

- Stephen Colbert: Shortly after Indecision 2004, Colbert received his own Comedy Central television show, through an agreement between Comedy Central and Jon Stewart's Busyboy Productions. The Colbert Report received a 2007 Peabody Award. Stewart signed on as the show's co-creator and executive producer.[1]

- Ed Helms: After Indecision 2004, Helms received notoriety for his starring role as "Stu: in the Hangover Trilogy and as "Andy Bernard" in The Office, television series.[5]

- Robert Corddry: Cordry became the developer and writer for the television show, "Childrens Hospital." He has also appeared in numerous television shows and movies, notably as "Lou" in Hot Tub Time Machine, and many characters in "Children's Hospital."[6]

- Samantha Bee: Bee stayed mostly in television, appearing as "Shandy Sommers" in Good God, a guest panelist on The Match Game, and "Stacy" in the soon to be released animated show, Bounty Hunters."[6]

Notes[edit]

  • Indecision 2004 was the second of the "indecision" specials.[7]
  • The Daily Show: Indecision 2000 covered the 2000 presidential race between George W. Bush and Al Gore. This special also won a Peabody Award.

• Run Time: 299 Minutes

•Director: Christian Santago

•DVD Release Date: June 28, 2005.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Indecision 2004". 
  2. ^ a b Chaney, Jen (28 June 2005). "'Indecision 2004': Many Happy Returns". The Washington Post. Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  3. ^ 64th Annual Peabody Awards, May 2005.
  4. ^ "Overview". Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Ed Helms". Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Rob Corddry". Retrieved 5 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Jon Stewart".