This edition: Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari
Original tape date: November 10, 2014.
First aired: November 21, 2014.
In the new film “Rosewater,” Jon Stewart, Emmy Award–winning host of “The Daily Show,” sheds light on the precarious position of journalists in the world, through the true-life story of the reporter who was sent by Newsweek to cover Iran’s 2009 presidential election, was accused of being a spy and was thrown into prison, where he was tortured, interrogated and held for 118 days. Hear director Jon Stewart and the journalist, Maziar Bahari, who is played by actor Gael García Bernal in the movie, talk with New York Times daily book critic Janet Maslin about the film and the issues it raises. Taped Nov. 10, 2014.
Maziar Bahari Journalist
Janet Maslin Book Critic, New York Times
Jon Stewart Director/Screenplay Writer, “Rosewater”