Apple has released the first sneak peak of Jon Stewart's new Apple TV+ show 'The Problem With Jon Stewart'.
In this sneak peek, episode topics range from the struggle for comprehensive veteran care to better ways to support the American working class, as the series tackles ongoing national conversations that have domestic and global impact.
Jon Stewart leads with compassion and humor as he takes a deep dive into some of the most enduring, deeply-entrenched issues of our time on the new Apple Original series, “The Problem With Jon Stewart.” From the acclaimed writer, producer, director and advocate, the series explores complex topics through the differing perspectives of stakeholders, experts and individuals confronting these challenges. The companion series podcast will expand upon the conversation from each episode, featuring staff members from across the show who will have conversations with activists in the space, share facts on the issue, and of course, bring plenty of jokes.
This is the first project to come out of Apple's first look deal with former HBO head Richard Plepler - responsible for hits like Game of Thrones and VEEP. Stewart hired longtime CBS newswoman Brinda Adhikari as executive produce and showrunner and talked recently in a fascinating interview with The Hollywood Reporter about how the show was not 'The Daily Show' and felt more 'complete' to him. It's clear that he's going for something with more depth of subject matter and trying to start more conversations on huge social issues.
The Problem With Jon Stewart premieres on Apple TV+, Thursday September 30th. New episodes will premiere bi-weekly with the accompanying weekly podcast starting September 30th.
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