Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Jason Jones: Reporting from Iran

With Iran much in the news due to its recent election, "The Daily Show" is rolling out a weeklong series of reports from the country from correspondent Jason Jones, to be called "Access of Evil."

In an interview with the New York Daily News, Jones took a humorous poke at fellow Comedy Central personality Stephen Colbert's recent series of shows from Baghdad. "I applaud what Stephen did, but he did have the entire United States military backing him up," Jones told the Daily News.

"For our trip, I had Jason's back and Jason had mine," said producer Tim Greenberg, who accompanied Jones to Iran. "And that was it."

Jones interviewed several Iranian citizens, including a family, an underground rapper and a feminist blogger. He also attended a speech by President Ahmadinejad. The reports will air starting Monday the 22nd. (The first piece, "Behind the Veil - Minarets of Menace," aired last night; watch it on "The Daily Show"'s web site.)