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'The Daily Show' Visits Sorkin's 'Newsroom' (Video)

Photo of Caryn James By Caryn James | James on Screens January 15, 2013 at 12:54PM

Jon Stewart and the cast of The Daily Show are fond of saying they’re pretend journalists, even though they often do a better job of delivering actual news stories than the circus that is CNN. In this segment about the loss of investigative journalism -- too expensive, too ratings-challenged – John Oliver interviews Kaj Larsen, a victim of CNN cutbacks; reminds us of the time that Jessica Yellin was a hologram (and really, I don’t blame her for that news-meets-Star-Trek moment), and visits Will McAvoy -- or is it Jeff Daniels? -- in a really fictional newsroom.
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Jon Stewart and the cast of The Daily Show are fond of saying they’re pretend journalists, even though they often do a better job of delivering actual news stories than the circus that is CNN. In this segment about the loss of investigative journalism  -- too expensive, too ratings-challenged – John Oliver interviews Kaj Larsen, a victim of CNN cutbacks; reminds us of the time that Jessica Yellin was a hologram (and really, I don’t blame her for that news-meets-Star-Trek moment), and visits Will McAvoy  -- or is it Jeff Daniels? -- in a really fictional newsroom.

Here it is: try to figure out who's the real journalist, who's make-believe.

This article is related to: Television, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Jon Stewart, Aaron Sorkin, The Newsroom, Jeff Daniels, John Oliver, Will McAvoy, CNN

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