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Jon Stewart’s new series has now become the most-watched unscripted show on Apple TV +, surpassing “The Oprah Conversation.”
In each episode, Jon Stewart of “Daily Show” fame sits down with guests to discuss a single topic that is part of the current national conversation. The series debuted in its first episode on September 30 and features a weekly companion podcast.
The first episode, dubbed “The Problem of War,” features Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough. The episode focuses on the health problems of American war veterans, and focuses specifically on the issue of burned wells.
According to Weekly entertainment, the first episode performed quite well, well enough that the series is now the most-watched unscripted series on Apple TV +. She has even headlined Oprah Winfrey’s “The Oprah Conversation.”
The second episode debuted on October 14 and is titled “The problem of freedom.” The slogan for the episode reads: “Americans love freedom. But what price are they willing to pay for it, and what can be learned from other countries struggling to be free?”
Stewart recently sat down to discuss the new show, stating that the series was designed to be more serious than its previous Comedy Central hit. He affirmed: “It is” The Daily Show “, but less entertaining, but also perhaps more complete”.
In April, Apple announced “The Jon Stewart Trouble,” stating that the series is planned to be a one-hour, multi-season series.
By February, Stewart had begun consolidating staff selections for the series, including Showrunner Brinda Adhikari and lead writer Chelsea Devantez.