NEW YORK, NY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
- With the presidential election in full swing, two of America's most influential media personalities, Bill O'Reilly (The O'Reilly Factor) and Jon Stewart (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), will go toe-to-toe in a special 90 minute debate dubbed "The Rumble in The Air-Conditioned Auditorium." Moderated by former Fox News Live Host and CNN contributor, E.D. Hill, "The Rumble" will be streamed live, Saturday, October 6th, from Washington, D.C. at the Lisner Auditorium on the campus of The George Washington University. Mr. O'Reilly and Mr. Stewart will donate one-half of the net profits from "The Rumble" to a number of charitable causes.
The debate will be streamed live (purchased for $4.95) and for a limited time be available on-demand (post-debate) at www.therumble2012.com
. Pre-sales of internet streams begin September 17th. Tickets to attend the debate go on sale Tuesday, September 18th at 11am from the Lisner Box Office and www.lisner.org
. Tickets are $100.00/$75.00. A limited number of $25.00 student tickets will be available from the Box Office with a valid GW Student I.D. All tickets are subject to a service charge. Anyone who pre-orders the event online before October 1st will have the opportunity to submit a written question to Mr. Stewart or Mr. O'Reilly that may be asked as part of the debate.
Democrats, Republicans, and Independents from around the country, and the world, will have the chance to gather around their computer screens, tablets, iPads, or mobile devices and watch the two popular cable television hosts go head-to-head on array of topics related to the state of our union and... the world.
"I'm excited to debate Mr. O'Reilly," said Stewart. "I believe this will be a very enjoyable night for fans of our programs, political junkies, partisans and people who just enjoy yelling."
"I had no idea my agent signed me up for this," O'Reilly said. "How can I get out of it?"
Bill O'Reilly is a best-selling author, columnist and host of Fox News Channel's landmark cable news program, The O'Reilly Factor. For twelve years, The Factor has been the number one nightly cable news program, averaging five million viewers per night. Among many other honors, Bill O'Reilly received two Emmy Awards and two National Headliner Awards for excellence in reporting during his three-year tenure as a correspondent with ABC News. He holds a Master's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University, and a second Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
For more than 13 years, Jon Stewart has redefined political satire in American culture through Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." To date, Stewart and "The Daily Show" have received 40 Emmy Award nominations and won 16, including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series from 2003 through 2011, making his 9th consecutive win in this category the longest streak in Emmy history. The show has twice honored with the Peabody Award (2001 & 2005) and twice honored by Television Critics Association for Outstanding Achievement in News and Information in both 2003 and 2005; winning over traditional news shows in the category. Stewart is also a best-selling author with 2004's AMERICA (THE BOOK): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction
and 2010's EARTH (THE BOOK): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race
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