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Why should Stephen Colbert get all the favorable press and loving Bob Hope comparisons for international coverage? The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Colbert Report's older, slightly less ironic sibling, next week goes inside the heart of Persia. According to his bio, Jason Jones -- who will be reporting from Iran is "originally from Canada, Jason has appeared in countless Canadian projects you've never heard of."
From The Daily Show:
"'The Daily Show’s' senior investigative foreign correspondent, Jason Jones journeys behind the veil in search of any human decency among this nation of terrorists and will file reports ..
"...'Jason Jones in Iran: Access of Evil' explored the vast gulf between the United States and Iran with Jones and producer Tim Greenberg visiting cities and sites across the Republic including Tehran, Qom and the Imam Mosque in Esfahan. In addition to attending a speech given by President Ahmadinejad, Jones spoke to a cross-section of Iranian society including a Zoroastrian priest, an Iranian family, an underground rapper and a feminist blogger. Jones also sat down with Islamic cleric Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Ali Abtahi, a former Vice President of the Republic, as well as Dr. Ebrahim Yazdi, a former Foreign Minister and aide to Ayatollah Khomeini."
Jones will file reports all next week beginning Monday, June 22.