By Amaris Castillo | 07/15/2011 - 11:05
Sgt. First Class Leroy Petry, the Latino soldier who was awarded a Medal of Honor by President Obama this past Tuesday for saving the lives of two fellow Army Rangers, spoke to Jon Stewart in an exclusive interview yesterday. Petry, whose mother is Mexican American, was shot in both legs and lost a hand during a daytime mission in Afghanistan in 2006. He now wears a high-tech, metal prosthetic hand.
By Mariela Rosario | 05/18/2011 - 16:30
There’s a new guy on the Daily Show and we have to admit, we're shocked it took Jon Stewart this long to hire a "Senior Latino Correspondent"!
Mexican-American stand-up comedian Al Madrigal made his debut Tuesday night, immediately correcting the host, "It’s actually pronounced 'Señior' Jon, but thank you, good to be here,” he joked.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/07/2009 - 13:49
Jon Stewart took some time on The Daily Show yesterday to examine the statements made by U.S. Senators with regards to Judge Sonia Sotomayor's impending confirmation to the Supreme Court. He noted that it seemed impossible for anyone, Republican or Democrat, to get away from identity politics and acknowledge the fact that—while Sotomayor happens to Latina—she is also imminently qualified for the position she now holds.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 06/02/2009 - 13:00
The Daily Show returned to the air last night after a weeklong vacation. And boy did host Jon Stewart have a lot of catching up to do. He ripped into the conservative media’s coverage of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court—specifically their inability to keep the facts straight or focus on anything other than her ethnicity. Trust us, you’ll laugh out loud. Check out the clip below!
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 05/12/2009 - 16:20
Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart is working on a two-hour special about the U.S. naturalization process for the History Channel called The Naturalized. It is one of 13 new specials and 16 series greenlit or in development for the network's 2009 to 2010 season, reports The NY Post.