List of The Daily Show episodes (2005)

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List of The Daily Show episodes
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This is a list of episodes for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2005.[1][2][3][4]



Date Guest Promotion
January 4 Paul Giamatti Sideways
January 5 Don Cheadle Hotel Rwanda
January 6 Howard Zinn Voices of a People's History of the United States (ISBN 1-58322-647-8)
January 10 John Grisham The Broker
January 11 Samuel L. Jackson Coach Carter
January 12 Dennis Quaid In Good Company
January 13 Annette Bening Being Julia
January 17 Brian Ross None
January 18 Jim Wallis God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It (ISBN 0-06-055828-8)
January 19 Michael Beschloss None
January 20 Sen. Joe Lieberman (via satellite)
January 24 Richard Viguerie America's Right Turn: How Conservatives Used New and Alternative Media to Take Power (ISBN 1-56625-252-0)
January 25 Seymour Hersh The New Yorker
January 26 John Leguizamo Assault on Precinct 13
January 27 Christine Todd Whitman It's My Party, Too: Taking Back the Republican Party... And Bringing the Country Together Again (ISBN 1-59420-040-8)
January 31 Fareed Zakaria None


Date Guest Promotion
February 1 Paula Abdul American Idol
February 2 Anderson Cooper Anderson Cooper 360
February 3 Joe Klein None
February 14 Redmond O'Hanlon Trawler (ISBN 1-4000-4275-5)
February 15 Eric Idle The Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America (ISBN 0-06-075864-3)
February 16 Alan Cumming Son of the Mask
February 17 Mark P. Mills The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy (ISBN 0-465-03116-1)
February 22 Rachel Weisz Constantine
February 23 Peter Jennings Peter Jennings' Reporting UFO's: Seeing is Believing
February 24 Christina Ricci Cursed
February 28 Ben Nelson None


Date Guest Promotion
March 1 Nancy Soderberg The Superpower Myth: The Use and Misuse of American Might (ISBN 0-471-78964-X)
March 2 The Rock Be Cool
March 3 Ari Fleischer Taking Heat: The President, the Press, and My Years in the White House
March 7 Melissa Boyle Mahle Denial and Deception: An Insider's View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11
March 8 Brian Williams NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
March 9 Bruce Willis Hostage
March 10 Paul Krugman None
March 14 Harry Frankfurt On Bullshit
March 15 Tom Fenton Bad News: The Decline of Reporting, the Business of News, and the Danger to Us All
March 16 Al Green Everything's OK
March 17 Craig Ferguson The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
March 21 Sandra Bullock Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
March 22 Catherine Keener The Ballad of Jack and Rose
March 23 Ozzy Osbourne The Osbournes, Prince of Darkness
March 24 RZA The Wu-Tang Manual


Date Guest Promotion
April 4 Reggie Miller None
April 5 Thomas L. Friedman The World Is Flat
April 6 Matthew McConaughey Sahara
April 7 Drew Barrymore Fever Pitch
April 11 Byron York The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy (ISBN 1-4000-8238-2)
April 12 Bob Dole One Soldier's Story: A Memoir (ISBN 0-06-076341-8)
April 13 John Avlon Independent Nation (ISBN 1-4000-5024-3)
April 14 David Duchovny House of D
April 18 Robert Reich Reason (ISBN 1-4000-4221-6)
April 19 Sarah Vowell Assassination Vacation (ISBN 0-7432-6003-1)
April 20 Dennis Miller None, but clip shown from Dennis Miller Live
April 21 Reza Aslan No god but God (ISBN 1-4000-6213-6)
April 25 Floyd Abrams Speaking Freely (ISBN 0-670-03375-8)
April 26 Ice Cube XXX: State of the Union
April 27 Christina Hoff Sommers One Nation Under Therapy (ISBN 0-312-30443-9)
April 28 Steven Levitt Freakonomics


Date Guest Promotion
May 2 Zell Miller A Deficit of Decency (ISBN 0-9745376-3-2)
May 3 Christiane Amanpour None
May 4 Martin Short Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
May 5 Tom Ridge None
May 9 Kathleen Turner Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
May 10 Wanda Sykes Monster-in-Law
May 11 Al Roker Big Shoes: In Celebration of Dads and Fatherhood (ISBN 1-4013-0171-1)
May 12 Tracey Ullman Tracey Ullman: Live and Exposed
May 31 Gerald Posner Secrets of the Kingdom: The Inside Story of the Secret Saudi-U.S. Connection (ISBN 1-4000-6291-8)


Date Guest Promotion
June 1 Bo Bice "Inside Your Heaven"/"Vehicle" single
June 2 Russell Crowe Cinderella Man
June 6 Newt Gingrich Never Call Retreat: Lee and Grant: The Final Victory (ISBN 0-312-34298-5)
June 7 Steven Johnson Everything Bad Is Good For You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter (ISBN 1-57322-307-7)
June 8 Colin Powell None
June 9 Matt Lauer
June 13 Larry Diamond Squandered Victory (ISBN 0-8050-7868-1)
June 14 Will Ferrell Bewitched
June 15 Flynt Leverett Inheriting Syria: Bashar's Trial by Fire (ISBN 0-8157-5204-0)
June 16 Kenneth Timmerman Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran (ISBN 1-4000-5368-4)
June 20 Ringo Starr Choose Love
June 21 Dwight Yoakam Blame the Vain
June 22 Bill Moyers Moyers on America (ISBN 1-4000-9536-0)
June 23 Howard Dean None
June 27 Hanna Rosin "God and Country" article in The New Yorker
June 28 Morgan Spurlock 30 Days and Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America (ISBN 0-399-15260-1)


Date Guest Promotion
July 11 Marci Hamilton God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law (ISBN 0-521-85304-4)
July 12 Matt Taibbi Spanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb Season (ISBN 1-56584-891-8)
July 13 Bernard Goldberg 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America
July 14 Michael Isikoff None
July 18 Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat (ISBN 0-7432-8715-0)
July 19 Billy Bob Thornton Bad News Bears
July 20 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Natural Resources Defense Council
July 21 Fareed Zakaria None
July 25 Sen. Rick Santorum It Takes a Family: Conservatism and the Common Good (ISBN 1-932236-29-5)
July 26 Diane Lane Must Love Dogs
July 27 Bob Costas Costas Now
July 28 Maggie Gyllenhaal Happy Endings


Date Guest Promotion
August 2 Sen. Joe Biden None
August 3 John Crawford The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq (ISBN 1-57322-314-X)
August 4 Miles O'Brien American Morning
August 8 Paul Rudd The 40-Year-Old Virgin
August 9 Kate Hudson The Skeleton Key
August 10 John Hockenberry
August 11 André Benjamin Four Brothers
August 15 Steve Carell The 40-Year-Old Virgin (also confirmed his resignation from TDS)
August 16 Seymour Hersh Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib (ISBN 0-06-095537-6)
August 17 John Irving Until I Find You: A Novel (ISBN 1-4000-6383-3)
August 18 John H. Richardson, Jr. My Father the Spy: An Investigative Memoir (ISBN 0-06-051035-8)
August 22 Chris Wallace
August 23 Rachel Weisz The Constant Gardener
August 24 Sen. Trent Lott Herding Cats: A Life in Politics (ISBN 0-06-059931-6)
August 25 Christopher Hitchens Thomas Jefferson: Author of America (ISBN 0-06-059896-4)


Date Guest Promotion
September 6 Dr. Marc Siegel False Alarm: The Truth About the Epidemic of Fear (ISBN 0-471-67869-4)
September 7 Samuel L. Jackson The Man
September 8 Brian Williams NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
September 12 Chris Mooney The Republican War on Science (ISBN 0-465-04675-4)
September 13 Kurt Vonnegut A Man Without a Country
September 14 Dr. Edward J. Larson, Dr. William A. Dembski, Ellie Crystal Panel Discussion on Evolution
September 15 Gwyneth Paltrow Proof
September 20 Alan Alda Never Have Your Dog Stuffed (ISBN 1-4000-6409-0)
September 21 Ricky Gervais Extras
September 22 George Clooney Good Night, and Good Luck
September 26 Dr. Irwin Redlener The Children's Help Fund
September 27 Viggo Mortensen A History of Violence
September 28 Jeff Garlin Curb Your Enthusiasm
September 29 Sen. Chuck Schumer


Date Guest Promotion
October 3 David Rakoff Don't Get Too Comfortable (ISBN 0-385-51036-5)
October 4 Cameron Diaz In Her Shoes
October 5 Sen. John Edwards
October 6 Philip Seymour Hoffman Capote
October 17 Dolly Parton Those Were The Days
October 18 Bill O'Reilly The O'Reilly Factor for Kids: A Survival Guide for America's Families (ISBN 0-06-054424-4)
October 19 Louis Freeh My FBI
October 20 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson Doom
October 24 William Kristol The Weekly Standard
October 25 Al Franken The Truth (with jokes)
October 26 Doris Kearns Goodwin Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
October 27 Janis Karpinski One Woman's Army: The Commanding General of Abu Ghraib Tells Her Story
October 31 D.L. Hughley Weekends at the D.L.


Date Guest Promotion
November 1 Sen. Barbara Boxer A Time to Run
November 2 Mike Wallace Between You and Me: A Memoir
November 3 Robert Ray None
November 7 Sen. Barack Obama Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
November 8 Sen. John McCain Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories Every Young Person Should Know and Every Adult Should Remember
November 9 Keira Knightley Pride and Prejudice
November 10 Chris Elliott The Shroud of the Thwacker
November 14 Martha Stewart The Apprentice: Martha Stewart
November 15 Rosario Dawson Rent
November 16 John Hodgman The Areas of My Expertise
November 17 Richard Clarke The Scorpion's Gate
November 28 Adrien Brody King Kong
November 29 Peggy Noonan John Paul the Great: Remembering a Spiritual Father (ISBN 0-670-03748-6)
November 30 Rep. Nancy Pelosi None


Date Guest Promotion
December 1 The White Stripes Get Behind Me Satan
December 5 Jimmy Carter Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
December 6 Michelle Yeoh Memoirs of a Geisha
December 7 David McCullough 1776
December 8 Ken Auletta The New Yorker
December 13 Howard Stern The Howard Stern Show
December 14 Tom Brokaw Tom Brokaw Reports: To War and Back
December 15 Sarah Jessica Parker The Family Stone