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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Tonight on TDS, Pervez Musharraf; and on TCR, New York Times media columnist  discusses the new documentary, Page One, about the changing media landscape. Meanwhile, Conan's got Seth Green, Marc Maron, and Tedeschi Trucks Band.
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Up this week:
THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART, Comedy Central

Mo 7/18: Daniel Radcliffe
Tu 7/19: Pervez Musharraf
We 7/20: Steve Carell
Th 7/21: Scott Miller, The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century

THE COLBERT REPORT, Comedy Central

Mo 7/18: John Prendergast, Enough! A project to end genocide and crimes against humanity.
Tu 7/19: David Carr, "Page One" Documentary
We 7/20: Michael Sandel, Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?
Th 7/21: David Eagleman, Incognito: The Secret Lives of The Brain


Last time Pervez Musharraf was on (in 2006), he got tea-and-twinkies. Since then:

Here's the TDS bio:
Pervez Musharraf is a former army chief and president of Pakistan who overthrew Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a bloodless coup in 1999 and ruled until his resignation in 2008, when calls for his impeachment escalated. He was credited with developing Pakistan's economy during the early years of his presidency, and, as a former supporter of the Taliban, surprisingly became an ally to the United States during its War on Terror. In 2011, a Pakistani court issued an arrest warrant for Musharraf because of his alleged involvement in former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination. Musharraf lives in self-exile in London but has vowed to return to Pakistan for the next election.
Scanning GoogleNews reveals some intriguing headlines  -- from Rick Perry Meets Pervez Musharraf to various internal politics/corruption/etc. claims. One (Pakistani) blog summarizes, along the way claiming:
Musharraf is just not a good brand

...He is spending most of his time criss-crossing the United States (US), meeting various local support bases among the expatriate community. I guess his brand value is greatest among ineligible voters...

And the Daily Show site has this up:

JTonight: Phone Hacking Hearings
As The News of the World phone hacking scandal rolls on, Rupert Murdoch faces questions and flying desserts in Parliament.
Stephen's got NYTimes media columnist David Carr, supposedly talking about that "Page One"  documentary that was discussed  in the June 23 Daily Show. And maybe they will -- but Carr (@carr2n) has been getting into #Murdochgate (the #Murdochalypse?) the past couple days, so I hope that's what we get tonight. Some recent tweets (in reverse-tweet order):
@carr2n david carr
The weirdest media story in history just got a lot weirder.
8 hours ago

@carr2n david carr
who had the best quick analysis of murdoch/brooks? any points in a direction helpful.
5 hours ago

@robertloerzel Robert Loerzel
RT by carr2n
The guy with the pie? RT @carr2n: who had the best quick analysis of murdoch/brooks? any points in a direction helpful.

david carr
@carr2n david carr
Going on the Colbert Report tonite. Pray for me.
4 hours ago

@brianstelter Brian Stelter
RT by @carr2n
My cab driver asks me if I think Murdoch is going to survive. "He knew what was going on. He hurt a lot of people."
1 hour ago


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