List of The Daily Show episodes (2008)

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The Daily Show 2008 episodes
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 160
Original network Comedy Central
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This is a list of episodes for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2008.[1][2][3]



Date Guest Promotion
January 7 Ronald Seeber
January 8 David Frum Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again
January 9 John Zogby
January 10 Lou Dobbs Independents Day: Awakening the American Spirit
January 14 Fareed Zakaria
January 15 John Bolton Surrender Is Not An Option
January 16 Jonah Goldberg Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning
January 17 Allen Raymond How To Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative
January 21 Jon Meacham
January 22 Jim Wallis The Great Awakening
January 23 P. J. O'Rourke On the Wealth of Nations
January 24 Gerri Willis Open House
January 28 Phil Simms The NFL on CBS
January 29 Doris Kearns Goodwin
January 30 Peggy Noonan
January 31 Karen Tumulty


Date Guest Promotion
February 4 Stephen Colbert The Colbert Report (Who Made Huckabee?)
Conan O'Brien Late Night with Conan O'Brien (Who Made Huckabee?)
Tim Gunn Project Runway
February 5 Chris Wallace Fox News Sunday
February 6 Tom Brokaw Boom! - Voices of the Sixties - Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today
February 7 Laton McCartney The Teapot Dome Scandal
February 11 Philip Shenon The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation
February 12 Bill Kristol
February 13 Mark Siegel Benazir Bhutto: Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy and the West
February 14 Lee Siegel Against the Machine: Being Human in the Age of the Electronic Mob
February 26 Madeleine Albright Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership
February 27 Allen Guelzo Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America
February 28 Brian Williams NBC Nightly News


Date Guest Promotion
March 3 Hillary Clinton
March 4 Ralph Nader The Seventeen Traditions
March 5 Martin Fletcher Breaking News
March 6 Tom Daschle Critical: What We Can Do About The Health-Care Crisis
March 10 Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell
March 11 Grover G. Norquist Leave Us Alone: Getting the Government's Hands Off Our Money, Our Guns, Our Lives
March 12 Ronald Kessler The Terrorist Watch: Inside the Desperate Race to Stop the Next Attack
March 13 Dana Perino
March 17 Brian Fagan The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations
March 18 Jeffrey Sachs Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet
March 19 Arlen Specter Never Give In: Battling Cancer in the Senate
March 20 Alex Kingsbury U.S. News & World Report
March 31 Chuck Hagel America: Our Next Chapter


Date Guest Promotion
April 1 Simon LeVay When Science Goes Wrong: Twelve Tales from the Dark Side of Discovery
April 2 William Safire Safire's Political Dictionary
April 3 George Clooney Leatherheads
April 7 Nathan Lane November
April 8 Cokie Roberts Ladies Of Liberty
April 9 Steve Coll The Bin Ladens
April 10 Aram Roston The Man Who Pushed America To War
April 14 Judd Apatow Forgetting Sarah Marshall
April 15 Jack Goldsmith The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration
April 16 Peter Steinfels
April 17 Uma Thurman The Life Before Her Eyes
April 21 Barack Obama
April 22 John Waters Cry-Baby
April 23 Howard Fineman The Thirteen American Arguments
April 24 Colin Firth Then She Found Me
April 28 President Jimmy Carter A Remarkable Mother
April 29 Newt Gingrich Days Of Infamy
April 30 Robert Schlesinger White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters


Date Guest Promotion
May 1 Howard Dean
May 5 Harry Reid The Good Fight: Hard lessons from Searchlight to Washington
May 6 Fareed Zakaria The Post-American World
May 7 John McCain
May 8 David D. Perlmutter Blog Wars
May 12 Douglas J. Feith War and Decision: Inside the Pentagon at the Dawn of the War on Terrorism
May 13 Bill Moyers Moyers on Democracy
May 14 John Harwood Pennsylvania Avenue: Profiles In Backroom Power
May 15 Denis Leary Recount, Rescue Me
May 27 Matt Taibbi The Great Derangement
May 28 Fred Burton Ghost
May 29 Richard A. Clarke Your Government Failed You


Date Guest Promotion
June 2 Scott McClellan What Happened
June 3 David Sedaris When You Are Engulfed in Flames
June 4 Barbara Walters Audition
June 5 Adam Sandler You Don't Mess with the Zohan
June 9 Jim Webb A Time to Fight: Reclaiming a Fair and Just America
June 10 Ralph Reed Dark Horse
June 11 Rick Shenkman Just How Stupid Are We?
June 12 Richard Engel War Journal: My Five Years in Iraq
June 16 David Iglesias In Justice: Inside the Scandal That Rocked the Bush Administration
June 17 Lara Logan
June 18 Steve Carell Get Smart
June 19 Mike Myers The Love Guru
June 23 James McAvoy Wanted
June 24 James Harding Alpha Dogs: The Americans Who Turned Political Spin into a Global Business
June 25 Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
June 26 Ted Koppel Koppel on Discovery: The People's Republic of Capitalism


Date Guest Promotion
July 14 Andrew Ward The Slaves War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves
July 15 Pierce Brosnan Mamma Mia!
July 16 Kenneth Pollack A Path Out of the Desert: A Grand Strategy for America in the Middle East
July 17 Maggie Gyllenhaal The Dark Knight
July 21 Richard Bitner Confessions of a Subprime Lender: An Insider's Tale of Greed, Fraud, and Ignorance
July 22 Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly Step Brothers
July 23 T.J. English Havana Nocturne: How the Mob Owned Cuba and Then Lost It to the Revolution
July 24 Geo Beach History Channel: Tougher In Alaska
July 28 Rep. Nancy Pelosi Know Your Power: A Message to America's Daughters
July 29 Bill Bishop The Big Sort
July 30 Ben Wattenberg Fighting Words
July 31 Brian Williams


Date Guest Promotion
August 4 Dennis Hopper Elegy
August 5 Seth Rogen Pineapple Express
August 6 Chuck Schumer Positively American: How the Democrats Can Win in 2008
August 7 David Gregory
August 11 Ron Suskind The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism
August 12 Mel Martinez A Sense of Belonging
August 13 Philip P. Pan Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China
August 14 Ben Stiller Tropic Thunder
August 26 Tim Kaine
August 27 Howard Dean
August 28 Evan Bayh
August 29 (no guest)


Date Guest Promotion
September 2 Brian Williams NBC Nightly News
September 3 Newt Gingrich Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less: A Handbook for Slashing Gas Prices and Solving Our Energy Crisis
September 4 Mike Huckabee
September 5 (no guest)
September 15 Barton Gellman Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency
September 16 Ricky Gervais Ghost Town
September 17 Charlize Theron Battle in Seattle
September 18 Tony Blair
September 23 Bill Clinton Clinton Global Initiative
September 24 Aaron Eckhart Towelhead
September 25 Bob Schieffer
September 29 Hooman Majd The Ayatollah Begs to Differ: The Paradox of Modern Islam
September 30 Bill Maher Religulous


Date Guest Promotion
October 1 Gideon Rose
Peggy Noonan Patriotic Grace: What It Is and Why We Need It Now
October 2 Clint Eastwood Changeling
October 6 Tim Robbins City of Ember
October 7 Sarah Vowell The Wordy Shipmates
October 8 Michelle Obama
October 9 Robert De Niro What Just Happened
October 13 Amity Shlaes The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
October 14 Ari Fleischer
October 15 Richard Lewis Curb Your Enthusiasm
October 16 Robert Reich Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life
October 20 Eugene Jarecki The American Way of War
October 21 Christopher Buckley Supreme Courtship
October 22 Tom Brokaw Boom!
October 23 Jon Corzine
October 27 Campbell Brown CNN Election Center, Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull
October 28 Steve Martin "Born Standing Up"
October 29 Barack Obama United States presidential election, 2008
October 30 Bill Kristol The Weekly Standard


Date Guest Promotion
November 3 Doris Kearns Goodwin
November 4 Indecision 2008 Live Election Night Special
November 5 Chris Wallace Fox News Sunday
November 6 Paul Rudd Role Models
November 11 Thomas L. Friedman Hot, Flat, and Crowded
November 12 T. Boone Pickens The First Billion is the Hardest
November 13 Bill O'Reilly A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
November 17 David Frost Frost-Nixon: The Original Watergate Interview
November 18 Denis Leary Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid
November 19 Jon Meacham American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
November 20 Richard Belzer I Am Not A Cop


Date Guest Promotion
December 1 Anne Hathaway Rachel Getting Married
December 2 Calvin Trillin Deciding The Next Decider
December 3 Arianna Huffington The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging
December 4 Ron Howard Frost/Nixon
December 8 Matthew Alexander How to Break a Terrorist
December 9 Mike Huckabee From Hope to Higher Ground: 12 Stops to Restoring America's Greatness
December 10 Don Rickles Rickles' Book
December 11 Philip Seymour Hoffman Doubt