May 8, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- "
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
" continues its legacy of on the road convention coverage by broadcasting a week of shows during the Republican National Convention in Tampa. "The Daily Show's" coverage of the 2012 RNC will be taped at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Ferguson Hall and air nightly at
11:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday, August 28
Friday, August 31
. The show previously announced its coverage of the 2012 DNC which will be taped at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center™ in
and air nightly at
11:00 p.m. ET
Tuesday, September 4
through Friday, September 7.
"We are incredibly excited to spend a week in the beautiful city of
, Executive Producer, 'The Daily Show with
.' "We look forward to enjoying the beaches and the exciting nightlife, plus we assume this counts as a visit to our grandparents."
The Straz Center is located at 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place in Tampa. Tickets for the tapings are free and will be available only through the show's Web site,
, not through the venue's box office.
The episodes airing during the 2012 RNC will feature news, analysis, and guest interviews from host
as well as reports from the convention floor at the Tampa Bay Times Forum from "The Daily Show" News Team (
This marks the ninth time the series has taken its critically-acclaimed and award-winning political coverage on the road, having previously travelled to
(2008 DNC) and
(2008 RNC) to cover the national party conventions, and to
(2002, 2010) and
(2006) for special, mid-term election coverage.
"The Daily Show" first earned its political stripes during the now-infamous 2000 election, receiving an Emmy® Award and a prestigious George Foster Peabody®
Award for its year-long "Indecision 2000" coverage of the race for the White House, achievements repeated during the series' "Indecision 2004" election reporting.
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are the Executive Producers of "The Daily Show with
, Kahane Cooperman,
serving as Co-Executive Producers. Supervising Producers are
is the Executive in Charge of Production. The series' Head Writer is
and it is directed by Chuck O'Neil.
Opening in 1987, the Straz Center consists of five theaters, three restaurants and the Patel Conservatory. The 335,000 square-foot facility provides an environment for a wide variety of world-class events. It boasts one of the nation's leading Broadway series and is nationally respected for presenting a wide variety of concerts, performances and events and for its resident company Opera Tampa. For more information about the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Opera Tampa, the Patel Conservatory and their upcoming events, please visit
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