The One 'Daily Show' Clip to Watch About the Conventions—Plus One More

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See UPDATE for Canadian readers, below.

Yes, I know that it's lame just to make an item out a Daily Show clip. But this should not be missed. Seriously.


And maybe it becomes less lame, and certainly more "balanced," if I include this one too. It's another look at the "disappointment" question I mentioned here.

The Daily Show with Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Hope and Change 2 - Barack Obama: It Could Have Been Worse
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"Real" items will resume after a decent interval.

UPDATE.Was off the grid just after posting this item. Another thunderstorm brought another 11-hour power failure in our part of D.C. Since the last two storms led to outages of five and four days' duration, respectively, we're feeling lucky! But on re-connecting I find a number of messages from Canadian readers asking what the Daily Show segments are, since apparently the embedding is blacked-out north of the border. Hadn't realized that. In any case, here is the link to the first clip, which is the important one.


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James Fallows is based in Washington as a national correspondent for The Atlantic. He has worked for the magazine for nearly 30 years and in that time has also lived in Seattle, Berkeley, Austin, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, and Beijing. He was raised in Redlands, California, received his undergraduate degree in American history and literature from Harvard, and received a graduate degree in economics from Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. In addition to working for The Atlantic, he has spent two years as chief White House speechwriter for Jimmy Carter, two years as the editor of US News & World Report, and six months as a program designer at Microsoft. He is an instrument-rated private pilot. He is also now the chair in U.S. media at the U.S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, in Australia.

Fallows has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award five times and has won once; he has also won the American Book Award for nonfiction and a N.Y. Emmy award for the documentary series Doing Business in China. He was the founding chairman of the New America Foundation. His recent books Blind Into Baghdad (2006) and Postcards From Tomorrow Square (2009) are based on his writings for The Atlantic. His latest book is China Airborne. He is married to Deborah Fallows, author of the recent book Dreaming in Chinese. They have two married sons.

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