Like clockwork, every night asap Mediaite.com posts most/all of Jon Stewart’s first block. It’s 8:53 PM PDT as I type and what you see above is now online.
The Daily Show doesn’t air here for another two hours!
I’ll admit it, this is a first world, 21st Century problem. But it gnaws at me.
Out here on the west coast we get mostly leftovers. If there’s voting in a show, we can’t. If the font screams LIVE, probably not for us. Facebook and Twitter conspire nightly to spoil all the tube’s surprises.
This kind of TV worked 20 or 30 years ago. There’s no good reason to hold back now, except to protect someone’s outdated business model.
I’m waiting for the show. Stewart is best watched in context. He’d better be funny.