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LAUGHING AT THE NEWS: COMEDY WRITERS SPEAK

Jon Stewart or Katie Couric? Jay Leno or Charles Gibson? David Letterman or Brian Williams? A growing number of people are choosing Jon, Jay and David as their sources for news while the anchor class and newsmakers are turning up more often on the late night sets and in the skits. On Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) will explore this change in the public’s news consuming habits and the growing synergy between Washington, Wall Street, the media, and the late night comedy/variety programs. continue reading

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