Jon Stewart, co-producer and anchorman of Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
, and Jim DeRogatis, author of Let it Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs, America's Greatest Rock Critic
, on this edition of Fresh Air
. Stewart's show is an alternative take on the news. Previously he had a part on HBO's The Larry Sanders Show
, and he hosted Comedy Central's Short Attention Span Theater
. DeRogatis talks about the subject of his book, Lester Bangs. Bangs wrote about rock 'n' roll for Rolling Stone
, and The Village Voice
. DeRogatis describes him as, "the great gonzo journalist, gutter poet, and romantic visionary of rock writing - its Hunter S. Thompson, Charles Bukowski, and Jack Kerouac all rolled into one." (Broadcast Date: May 31, 2000)
Then, hear The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Audiobook): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction.
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