We've posted rumors a couple of times about The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
coming to DVD, most recently this past February
, but we've had very little direct info from either Comedy Central or distributor Paramount, because they hadn't been ready to unveil their plans at the time. Now Comedy Central has sent around a press release, and we have the complete text of it for you courtesy of PR Newswire (thanks to reader Scott Guy for bringing it to our attention):
This Just In ... COMEDY CENTRAL's 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2004' DVD to Hit Stores on Tuesday, June 28
An Uncensored Three-Disc Boxed Set Featuring Original Material From Jon Stewart and 'The Daily Show's News Team,' All Episodes From the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, 'The Bush-Kerry Debate: The Squabble in Coral Gables,' 'Election Night 2004: Prelude to a Recount' and Highlights From Throughout the 2004 Presidential Campaign
NEW YORK, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Bush vs. Kerry. It was a political year
to remember as reported by the best fake journalists in the business. For the
first time in "The Daily Show's" nine-year history, a DVD will be made
available to the American people. Released via COMEDY CENTRAL Home
Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2004" DVD hits stores on Tuesday, June 28
and will be available in retail stores nation-wide and at http://shop.comedycentral.com.
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2004" DVD is an uncensored
three-disc boxed set featuring original content produced exclusively for the
DVD by Jon Stewart and correspondents Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry and Ed Helms.
In addition, the DVD will include the following: all four shows from the
Democratic National Convention taped at Boston University; all four shows from the Republican National Convention taped at COMEDY CENTRAL's World News Headquarters in New York City; "The Bush-Kerry Debate: The Squabble in Coral Gables," a special live presentation of the first presidential debate held on September 30, 2004; "Election Night 2004: Prelude to a Recount," the culmination of the show's "Indecision 2004" coverage that originally aired as a special one-hour primetime presentation; and highlights from the 2004 campaign.
Unforgettable moments from the DNC include Colbert's side-splitting commentary regarding Barak Obama's "Son of a Goat Herder" story; Corddry's
"Welcome To Boston" field piece which shows the Bean-town native being razzed by his buddies; and the faux John Kerry biographical film. Guests who
appeared that week include Governor Bill Richardson and Senator Joe Biden.
Memorable moments from the RNC include Bee and Helms at the convention
asking the "tough" questions; Colbert on the convention floor during the night
of Bush's speech where he feels like "a turd of liberty being squeezed out the
colon of independence;" and the faux George W. Bush biographical film. Ted
Koppel, Dan Bartlett, Senator John McCain and Chris Matthews were the guests who appeared that week.
In 2004, "The Daily Show" was honored for the second consecutive year with
the Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series. The show also won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program. This marks the third time (and second consecutive year) that the Peabody Award-winning "Daily Show" was recognized in the writing category.
"Indecision 2004" marked the second presidential election covered by
Stewart and his crack team of correspondents from "The Daily Show." The
series earned its stripes during the now-infamous 2000 election, receiving an
Emmy Award and a prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for its year-long coverage of the race for the White House. Senator Bob Dole served as the series' Guest Political Commentator throughout that campaign.
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COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more
than 87 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL is a registered trademark of Comedy Partners. COMEDY CENTRAL's Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com.