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Dingell Punchline: He’s Booked a Gig On ‘Daily Show’

4/19/2010 12:01 AM Eastern

The office of Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.)
had been dropping Twitter hints last week
about some news related to the chairman
emeritus of the House Energy & Commerce
Committee.

Turns out the hint about it not being “real
news” was the clincher.

The real or unreal news, as the case may
be, is that Dingell is going to be a guest on
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart today (April
19), his first visit to the voice of a late-night
generation, at least when they are not listening
to Conan or Jay or Dave or Jimmy
or …

“My announcement: I’m looking forward
to being Jon Stewart’s guest on The
Daily Show on April 19. It should be fun!”
Dingell tweeted around the same time his
office was releasing his statement on the
spectrum-inventory bill.

Dingell might be appearing on cable, but
he has been a big backer of broadcasting,
including urging the FCC to inventory spectrum
before it tries to take any back from TV
stations.

A spokesman for the congressman said
they expected to be talking about health
care or the auto industry, but were preparing
for anything. Good plan.

A Dingell aide said he has yet to be profiled on Daily Show alum Stephen Colbert’s
“Better Know a District” feature, The Colbert
Report’s hilarious deadpan profiles of various
congressional districts and the legislators
who represent them.

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