Being a fan of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for many years, I was ecstatic to hear that, finally, a DVD would be released, and what better material to release than their Emmy-award-winning coverage of the 2004 election. Throughout 2004, I found most of my news from The Daily Show. For those who are interested in politics and need a good laugh will find all they need in this awesome three-disc collection. The package is a box that contains three thinpaks. The first disc, "The Race from the White House," contains all four episodes of coverage from the Democratic National Convention in Boston, just as the second disc, "Target New York," contains all four epiodes of coverage from the Republican National convention. These episodes are hosted by Jon Stewart and supported by Stephen Colbert, Rob Corddry, Ed Helms, Samantha Bee, and Lewis Black. Each disc contains hilarious intros by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. The third disc is filled with bonus material. Bonus episodes include their coverage of the first presidential debate "The Squabble in Coral Gables" and their live election coverage "Prelude to a Recount". There also is John Edwards declaring his presidential candidacy live on The Daily Show, an animated short "Daily Show Rock!", a parody of the Swift Boat effort "Continental Skiff Boat Oarsmen for Veracity", and the National Anthem sung by correspondents Bee, Colbert, Corddry, and Helms. Also on the bonus disc are pieces from each correspondent. There are reports by Bee, Colbert, Corddry, Helms, Steve Carell, and Bob Wiltfong. Worth noting is audio commentary on Bee's and Corddry's reports, which rarely comment on the piece while the correspondents just have crazy conversation.
Some people may believe that this is dated material that isn't as funny now or the future as it was when it actually occurred, but for those of you who paid close attention to the election year of 2004 will never forget the craziness that happened, and also should never forget the even crazier intepretation that The Daily Show gave. And for those of you new to The Daily Show, I highly recommend it, weeknights on Comedy Central.