List of The Daily Show episodes (2004)

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This is a list of episodes for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2004.[1][2][3][4]



Date Guest Promotion
January 6 Tom Brokaw A Long Way From Home
January 7 Elijah Wood The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
January 8 Charlize Theron Monster
January 12 Richard Lewis Curb Your Enthusiasm
January 13 Catherine Weitz NASA
January 14 Carol Moseley-Braun Presidential candidate
January 15 Joe Biden
January 19 Philip Seymour Hoffman Along Came Polly
January 20 Jeff Garlin Curb Your Enthusiasm
January 21 Sen. John McCain None
January 22 Erika Christensen The Perfect Score
January 26 Ken Auletta None
January 27 Richard Perle An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror (ISBN 1-4000-6194-6)
January 28 Christine Todd Whitman
January 29 Kelsey Grammer Frasier


Date Guest Promotion
February 2 Randy Jackson American Idol; What's Up Dawg?: How to Become a Superstar in the Music Business (ISBN 1-4013-0774-4)
February 3 Donald Trump The Apprentice
February 4 Bob Dole None
February 5 Noah Wyle ER
February 9 Charles Lewis The Buying of the President 2004 (ISBN 0-06-054853-3)
February 10 Dave Chappelle Chappelle's Show
February 11 Paul Rudd Friends
February 12 Drew Barrymore 50 First Dates
February 23 Tyra Banks America's Next Top Model
February 24 John Podhoretz Bush Country
February 25 Norah Jones Feels like Home
February 26 Samuel L. Jackson Twisted


Date Guest Promotion
March 1 Edie Falco The Sopranos
March 2 Mark Ebner Hollywood, Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon - The Case Against Celebrity (ISBN 0-471-70624-8)
March 3 Rudolph Giuliani None
March 4 Willem Dafoe The Reckoning
March 8 Val Kilmer Spartan
March 9 Ed Gillespie None
March 10 George Carlin Jersey Girl
March 11 Paula Zahn Paula Zahn Now
March 15 Sen. Charles Schumer None
March 16 John Stossel Give Me a Break: How I Exposed Hucksters, Cheats, and Scam Artists and Became the Scourge of the Liberal Media... (ISBN 0-06-052914-8)
March 17 Mekhi Phifer Dawn of the Dead
March 18 Ethan Hawke Taking Lives
March 22 Wynton Marsalis
March 23 Tom Hanks The Ladykillers
March 24 Jamie Foxx Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story
March 25 Al Franken The O'Franken Factor
(later renamed The Al Franken Show)
March 29 Jennifer Beals The L Word
March 30 Richard A. Clarke Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror (ISBN 0-7432-6024-4)
March 31 Karen Hughes Ten Minutes from Normal (ISBN 0-670-03305-7)


Date Guest Promotion
April 1 Johnny Knoxville Walking Tall
April 5 Jerry Seinfeld American Express commercials
April 6 Matthew Perry and Bruce Willis The Whole Ten Yards
April 7 Tim Robbins Embedded
April 8 Jason Bateman Arrested Development
April 19 Melissa Etheridge Lucky
April 20 Mark Ruffalo 13 Going on 30
April 21 John Gibson Hating America: The New World Sport (ISBN 0-06-058010-0)
April 22 Arianna Huffington Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America (ISBN 1-4013-5213-8)
April 26 Bob Kerrey None
April 27 Rebecca Romijn Godsend
April 28 Fareed Zakaria The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (ISBN 0-393-04764-4)
April 29 Bob Woodward Plan of Attack (ISBN 0-7432-5547-X)


Date Guest Promotion
May 3 Janeane Garofalo The Majority Report
May 4 Joseph C. Wilson The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir (ISBN 0-7867-1378-X)
May 5 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Brothers In Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII's Forgotten Heroes (ISBN 0-385-50338-5)
May 6 Andy Richter New York Minute
May 10 Sen. John McCain Why Courage Matters: The Way to a Braver Life (ISBN 1-4000-6030-3)
May 11 Tim Russert Big Russ and Me: Father and Son—Lessons of Life (ISBN 1-4013-5208-1)
May 12 Ken Mehlman None
May 13 William Kristol None


Date Guest Promotion
June 1 David Cross It's Not Funny
June 2 Thomas Friedman None
June 3 Mario Cuomo Why Lincoln Matters: Today More Than Ever (ISBN 0-15-100999-6)
June 7 Donna Brazile None
June 8 David Brooks
June 9 Morgan Spurlock Super Size Me
June 10 Jennifer Love Hewitt Garfield: The Movie
June 14 Stanley Tucci The Terminal
June 15 Hassan Ibrahim Al Jazeera
June 16 Robert Reich
June 17 Graham Norton The Graham Norton Effect
June 21 Stephen F. Hayes The Connection: How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America (ISBN 0-06-074673-4)
June 22 Ashley Judd De-Lovely
June 23 Kevin Kline De-Lovely
June 24 Michael Moore Fahrenheit 9/11
June 28 Terry McAuliffe None
June 29 Edward Conlon Blue Blood (ISBN 1-57322-266-6)
June 30 Calvin Trillin Obliviously On He Sails: The Bush Administration in Rhyme (ISBN 1-4000-6288-8)


Date Guest Promotion
July 6 Ralph Nader
(show hosted by Stephen Colbert)
The Good Fight: Declare Your Independence and Close the Democracy Gap (ISBN 0-06-075604-7); Presidential candidate
July 7 Will Ferrell Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
July 8 Christina Applegate Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
July 12 Wolf Blitzer None
July 13 Michael Isikoff None
July 14 Sarah Vowell The Partly Cloudy Patriot
July 15 Sacha Baron Cohen Da Ali G Show
July 27 Gov. Bill Richardson 2004 Democratic National Convention
July 28 Sen. Joe Biden 2004 Democratic National Convention
July 29 None 2004 Democratic National Convention
July 30 None 2004 Democratic National Convention


Date Guest Promotion
August 2 Rep. Henry Bonilla None
August 3 Spike Lee She Hate Me
August 4 Aaron Eckhart Suspect Zero
August 5 Natalie Portman Garden State
August 9 Bill Clinton My Life (ISBN 0-375-41457-6)
August 10 Maureen Dowd Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk (ISBN 0-399-15258-X)
August 11 Tom Cruise Collateral
August 12 Bryan Keefer None
August 17 Norm Coleman None
August 18 Burt Reynolds Without a Paddle
August 19 Seth Green Without a Paddle
August 23 Robert Smith None
August 24 John Kerry Democratic Party Presidential candidate
August 25 Ed Gillespie None
August 30 (None) Special: Midway to the Election Spectacular
August 31 Ted Koppel 2004 Republican National Convention


Date Guest Promotion
September 1 Dan Bartlett 2004 Republican National Convention
September 2 Sen. John McCain 2004 Republican National Convention
September 3 Chris Matthews 2004 Republican National Convention
September 13 Drew Barrymore The Best Place To Start [1]
September 14 Pat Buchanan Where the Right Went Wrong: How Neoconservatives Subverted the Reagan Revolution and Hijacked the Bush Presidency (ISBN 0-312-34115-6)
September 15 Alec Baldwin The Last Shot
September 16 Gwyneth Paltrow Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
September 21 Richard Clarke Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror (Paperback) (ISBN 0-7432-6045-7)
September 22 Gov. Marc Racicot None
September 23 Matthew Broderick The Last Shot
September 27 Rosie Perez Reckless
September 28 Ralph Reed Christian Coalition
September 29 Seymour Hersh Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib
September 30 Wesley Clark, Rudolph Giuliani (Post-debate commentary on the first presidential debate of 2004)


Date Guest Promotion
October 4 Bishop Desmond Tutu None
October 5 Billy Bob Thornton Friday Night Lights
October 6 Bob Schieffer Moderator for the third presidential debate of 2004
October 7 Bill O'Reilly None
October 18 Ed Koch Eddie, Harold's Little Brother (ISBN 0-399-24210-4)
October 19 Marisa Tomei Alfie
October 20 Fareed Zakaria None
October 21 Billy Crudup Stage Beauty
October 25 Madeleine Albright None
October 26 Bob Kerrey None
October 27 Jesse Jackson None
October 28 John Zogby None


Date Guest Promotion
November 1 Chris Wallace Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage (ISBN 1-59071-038-X)
November 2 William Weld & Al Sharpton None
November 3 Sen. Charles Schumer None
November 4 William Kristol None
November 9 Richard Branson The Rebel Billionaire
November 10 Tom Wolfe I Am Charlotte Simmons
November 11 Kenneth Pollack The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and American (ISBN 1400063159
November 15 Kay Bailey Hutchison American Heroines: The Spirited Women Who Shaped Our Country (ISBN 0-06-056635-3)
November 16 Tom Brokaw None
November 17 Thomas Frank What's the Matter with Kansas? (ISBN 0-8050-7339-6)
November 18 Woody Harrelson After the Sunset
November 29 Jude Law Closer
November 30 Brian Williams Stewart: "Heir to the NBC throne"


Date Guest Promotion
December 1 Christopher Hitchens Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays (ISBN 1-56025-580-3)
December 2 Stephen King Faithful: Two Diehard Boston Red Sox Fans Chronicle the Historic 2004 Season (ISBN 0-7432-6752-4)
December 6 Isabella Rossellini Legend of Earthsea on Sci Fi Channel
December 7 Paul O'Neill None
December 8 Seth Mnookin Hard News : The Scandals at The New York Times and Their Meaning for American Media (ISBN 1-4000-6244-6)
December 9 Kate Bosworth Beyond the Sea
December 13 Kevin Spacey Beyond the Sea
December 14 Dore Gold Tower of Babble: How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos (ISBN 1-4000-5475-3)
December 15 Billy Connolly Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
December 16 Katie Couric The Blue Ribbon Day (ISBN 0-385-50142-0)