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The Daily Show with John Stewart - The LHC




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To raise awareness of the existence of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland


The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is an American late night satirical television program airing each Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central in the United States. Describing itself as a fake news program, The Daily Show draws its comedy and satire from recent news stories, political figures, media organizations, and often, aspects of the show itself. The show typically opens with a long monologue from Jon Stewart relating to recent headlines and frequently features exchanges with one or more of several correspondents, who adopt absurd or humorously exaggerated takes on current events against Stewart's straight man persona. The final segment is devoted to a celebrity interview, with guests ranging from actors and musicians to nonfiction authors and political figures.
In this show, Daily Show's John Oliver interviews LHC Scientists Dr. John Ellis, Dr. David Barney and Dr. Richard Breedon at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN to investigate the "dark side" of science. Mr. Walter Wagner, a high school science teacher in Hawaii, USA, is also interviewed about his claims that the LHC is potentially dangerous. Myths about the dangers of the LHC and its science are de-bunked in an effective and lighthearted way.

Post date: Mon, Nov 22, 2010 — 12:57
Updated date: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 — 04:42

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