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Jon Stewart’s new series has now become Apple TV +’s most watched unscripted show, surpassing “The Oprah Conversation.”
Each episode, Jon Stewart from “Daily Show” fame, sits down with guests to discuss a single topic portion of the current national conversation. The series debuted its first episode on September 30 and features a weekly companion podcast.
The first episode, called “The Problem with War,” features veterans secretary Denis McDonough. The section focuses on the health issues of American war veterans, specifically targeting the topic of trenches.
According to Entertainment weekly, the first episode did quite well enough that the series is now the most watched unscripted series on Apple TV +. It has even topped Oprah Winfrey’s “The Oprah Conversation”.
The second episode debuted on October 14 and is titled “The Problem of Freedom.” The tagline 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, saying the series was designed to be more serious than his previous Comedy Central hit. He claimed, “It’s” The Daily Show, “but less entertaining” – but also perhaps more complete. “
In April, Apple announced “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” stating that the series is scheduled to be a multi-season, one-hour, single-issue series.
By February, Stewart had begun strengthening staff choices for the series, including Showrunner Brinda Adhikari and lead author Chelsea Devantez.