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'Daily Show' Weighs In On Juan Williams Firing

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Jon Stewart of The Daily Show hosted his program from Washington, D.C. Monday night. It was Stewart's first time on the air since NPR dismissed news analyst Juan Williams.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:

Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show" hosted his program here in Washington D.C. last night.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

It was Stewart's first time on the air since NPR dismissed a news analyst.

Mr. JON STEWART (Host, "The Daily Show"): We go now to the nation's top story.

Unidentified Woman #1: The firing of liberal commentator Juan Williams.

Unidentified Woman #2: Williams' contract was terminated...

Unidentified Man: Juan Williams being fired as analyst at NPR...

Mr. STEWART: Are you kidding me, NPR? Are you picking a fight with FOX News? They gave Juan Williams a $2 million contract just for you firing him.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. STEWART: NPR, you just brought a tote bag full of David Sedaris books to a knife fight.

(Soundbite of laughter)

INSKEEP: Jon Stewart came to Washington because he is preparing to hold an event on the National Mall.

KELLY: He says his "Rally to Restore Sanity" is an effort to get American politics to, quote, "take it down a notch."

(Soundbite of music)

Kelly: This is NPR News.

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