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By Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media Reviewer

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Edgy political satire from the popular TV show.

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The TV show has three segments: news by host Jon Stewart, skits featuring correspondents usually interviewing real-life public officials, and "celebrity" interviews with anyone from Sienna Miller to Allen Greenspan. The interviews are usually intellectually stimulating conversations spattered with lots of humor and are probably the most appropriate for young viewers; although they're sometimes the most serious.

The correspondents' segments will probably garner the most laughs but also have the most questionable material: frank discussions of sex and nudity (although it's not shown), crude language, and mature themes. Also, for teens, it may be difficult to tell what is deadpan humor and what is real. The show is sarcastic and although political views and newsworthy events are analyzed from multiple angles, tweens and young teens may struggle to understand many of the jokes.

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  • Genre: Fan Sites
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: April 19, 2017

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