6/26. Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein once lectured journalism students on the superiority of the reporting by Jon Stewart and the Daily Show over the actual news media.
7/26. When this show was originally being developed, the producers offered Jon Stewart the job of hosting the show, but he turned it down. When original host Craig Kilborn left in 1998, Stewart was approached again and he accepted.
8/26. The theme song of the show was performed by indie music darlings They Might Be Giants.
9/26. At the beginning of every episode, the announcer listed the full date (month, day, and year). On the first show of the year 2000, the year was listed as 1900, as a joke about the Y2K bug.
10/26. The show had won the Emmy for "Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series" every year from 2003-2012, the longest winning streak for a television show in Emmy history. The streak was broken by The Colbert Report (2005), which was a spin-off from this show, and in which Jon Stewart was Executive Producer of.
11/26. Assif Mandvi did a Stephen Colbert impression for his audition on the Daily show. He was given the role immediately.
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