Satire and Politics: Rally to Restore Sanity

Satire and Politics: Rally to Restore Sanity

Jon Stewart says his Rally to Restore Sanity is pure entertainment, but is it? We explore the difference between satire and reality and ask when humor crosses the line into politics.

Jon Stewart says his Rally to Restore Sanity is pure entertainment, but is it? Coming on the heels of Glenn Beck's DC rally in August, many people view this event as a direct response. We explore the line between satire and reality and ask when humor crosses the line into politics.

Guests

Kevin "KAL" Kallaugher

Artist-in-Residence, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Political Cartoonist, The Economist

Todd Gitlin

Professor of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University; co-author "The Chosen Peoples: America, Israel and the Ordeals of Divine Election" (Simon & Schuster); Long-time liberal activist

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