Friday, March 13, 2009

Jon Stewart and his big, big, big guest

Did we miss anything?

Talk Show News was in Hawaii for a week and watched no late night TV at all, which means we missed out on the whole Jon Stewart/Jim Cramer smackdown -- until today, when we caught up with the past five episodes on TiVo. Do a Google news search for articles about the show and you'll get over 1,000 hits. One interesting factoid that went unmentioned by most writers (the Wall Street Journal pointed it out, though): Stewart's older brother, Lawrence Leibowitz, works on Wall Street; he's the head of U.S. Markets and Global Technology at NYSE Euronext. (Check out the photo on this page or this one to see the family resemblance.)

But the "big guest" we refer to in the title of this post is The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, who will be making his first appearance as a guest on "TDS" on Thursday, March 19. Doubt it'll attract the incredible amount of attention the Stewart/Cramer show did, but since Jon is a huge Springsteen fan, he's surely looking forward to it a lot more than his showdown with the "Mad Money" host.