Viacom Inc., owner of MTV and Paramount Pictures, said it aims to make its Comedy Central channel one of its top three global brands along with the Nickelodeon and MTV networks, as it seeks to lure more television viewers worldwide.
President Barack Obama will tape an appearance for Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” program tomorrow, three days before host Jon Stewart helps lead a rally in Washington that Democrats say may boost their party’s election chances.
Comedy Central television hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert criticized the media at their “Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear” in Washington, blaming the press and politicians for creating a political atmosphere dominated by extremist rhetoric.
“Steve Jobs and Willy Wonka to me were just like these brilliant people who had these magical factories where every six months they’d come out with this huge show,” David Karp told me a few years ago. “I thought that was like the coolest thing ever. That’s what I wanted to do.”
Investment-grade corporate bonds are showing signs of life following the biggest losses since 2008 as concern wanes that a Federal Reserve pullback from record stimulus will cause a surge in interest rates.