Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Event: Evo on “The Daily Show” tonight

Leaders from around the world have converged this week in New York City for the latest session of the U.N. General Assembly. While much attention has been paid to yesterday’s speech by Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, other heads of state including several from the Americas will be doing their share of public appearances in the “Big Apple.”

Bolivian president Evo Morales will be making a guest appearance tonight on "The Daily Show." Morales will be only the second sitting head of state to guest on the show and according to Reuters his interview will be conducted in a unique manner for their program:

“In a first for "The Daily Show," Stewart will conduct his interview of Morales through an interpreter, who will translate the host's questions from English to Spanish and the Bolivian leader's answers from Spanish back to English, a network spokesman said.

Last night, Morales touched on several controversial topics during a speech at Cooper Union such as coca leaf production and Bolivia’s relationship with Cuba and Venezuela.

Sources- Reuters, newsday.com, Washington Square News

Image- barrioflores.net (Evo Morales being satirized during a 2006 broadcast of “The Daily Show”)

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