Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) creates a riveting portrait of the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai. And it's her amazing story and magnetic personality that holds the attention, rather than the way Guggenheim reorders her life to punch the emotional buttons. Malala is a genuinely inspirational figure who has spent her entire life trying to make the world a better place. And she's still only 18.
The film explores her childhood in Swat Valley, northern Pakistan, where she was named by her father Ziauddin after a 19th century Afghan heroine who led the Pashtun fighters against British interlopers and was shot in the process. As a school teacher, Ziauddin instilled in Malala a love of education, so when the Taliban began to close schools to girls, she began speaking out, first anonymously in a blog and then bravely expressing herself in public amid threats of violence. And the Taliban responded by trying to kill her. She was shot in the head, but survived and fled to England with her family, where she recovered and continues to travel the world speaking eloquently about issues relating to education and refugees.
In its fly-on-the-wall segments in England, the film reveals Malala to be a fairly typical teen, engaging in cheeky rivalry with her younger brothers Kushai and Atal, who tease her about her crush on Roger Federer. And she also has a very strong bond with her father and her mother Toor, who has a moving story of her own. Intercut with this are scenes of Malala meeting world leaders including Barack Obama and Queen Elizabeth II, plus journalists like Jon Stewart. Clearly this young woman was a gifted speaker even before she was propelled onto the global stage, passionately discussing the right to education and the truth about her faith. "Islam teaches me humanity, equality and forgiveness," she says. "The Taliban aren't Muslims. They're not about faith, but power."
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The much-loved comedian quit 'The Daily Show' nearly three months ago, and has now revealed some plans for the future.
Jon Stewart has at last revealed some details about what he might be planning for the future since he quit ‘The Daily Show’ earlier this year, with the announcement that the satirist has signed a four-year deal with HBO.
The 52 year old will be creating topical, short-form digital content for the cable network’s online services, which will be showcased on HBO Now, HBO Go and other streaming platforms. Also included in the deal is a first-look option for other TV and film projects.
Jon Stewart with his two Emmy Awards earlier in 2015
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The man Stewart once called 'F***face von Clownstick' is currently leading the race for the Republican Party's presidential nomination.
Jon Stewart has made one final parting shot at Donald Trump, detailing what he would do if the leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination actually reached the White House in next year’s election.
While speaking to the press after accepting two Primetime Emmy Awards given to Comedy Cental’s ‘The Daily Show’ on Sunday, the late night political satire show he presented for 16 years until last month, Stewart was asked whether he’d return to his former post if his ‘nemesis’ achieved the highest office in the country in 2016.
Jon Stewart would leave the planet if Donald Trump ever becomes President
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It was also a good night for ‘Mad Men’s’ Jon Hamm and comedy ‘Veep’.
Last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards saw history being made as HBO drama ‘Game Of Thrones’ took home an unprecedented 12 awards and ‘How To Get Away With Murder's' Viola Davis became the first black actress to win the outstanding lead actress in a drama series award.
Viola Davis was named outstanding lead actress in a drama series.
‘Game of Throne’s’ 12 gongs is more than any other series has won in a single year at the awards show. Among the trophies picked up by the fantasy series were, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for Peter Dinklage and outstanding directing for a drama series going to David Nutter. The show also beat ‘Mad Men’ to scoop the outstanding drama series award.
The former ‘Daily Show’ host had got involved in Cena’s match at SummerSlam on Sunday.
John Cena came face to face with Jon Stewart, the man who cost him his US title at SummerSlam, on Monday night’s edition of WWE Raw and let’s just say ‘The Daily Show’ host came off on the losing end. The 52 year old had unexpectedly decided to get involved in Cena’s match during Sunday’s SummerSlam event, delivering a chair to the gut of the WWE Superstar.
Jon Stewart got slammed by John Cena on Monday night.
Stewart had attempted to explain his actions to the Brooklyn crowd, saying he attacked Cena because he didn't want to see him equal Ric Fliar’s 16 title reigns. Cena, as the US champ, was competing in a title vs tile match with World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins and left Sunday’s event empty handed.
Jon Stewart’s first gig since leaving ‘The Daily Show’ earlier this month was as the host of WWE SummerSlam on Sunday.
Former host of ‘The Daily Show’ Jon Stewart made quite the impact during his first big gig since leaving the Comedy Central series, when he got involved in the WWE World Heavyweight Title match between John Cena and Seth Rollins at SummerSlam on Sunday. Stewart, who was hosting the event, shockingly attacked Cena with a chair during the match, causing his former nemesis Rollins to pick up the win.
A Change.org petition to get Stewart to referee one of next year's presidential debates has reached over 100,000 signatures.
An online petition launched a fortnight ago calling for Jon Stewart, the king of political satire who recently stepped down from ‘The Daily Show’, to moderate one of the presidential debates next year has reached over 100,000 signatures.
The Change.org petition asking 52 year old Stewart, who also directed the critically-acclaimed movie Rosewater released in 2014, to act as moderator between the Democratic and Republican candidates in 2016 has reached over 117,000 signatures as of Thursday evening (August 20th). Seriously, who wouldn’t want to see a potential Clinton / Trump / Stewart three-way political bunfight?
Could one of 2016's presidential debates be moderated by Jon Stewart?
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Colbert has gone seriously big for his debut turn on 'The Late Show', which will be broadcast on September 8th.
It’s been nearly nine months since he killed off ‘The Colbert Report’ to take over from David Letterman on CBS, but Stephen Colbert has now revealed some details about what ‘The Late Show’ will look like under his aegis. And boy, has he gone big, announcing that the star guest on his debut show will be Hollywood heavyweight George Clooney.
The major A-list actor will be the first person to chat with Colbert when he begins on September 8th. On Friday morning, the new host tweeted his followers: “George Clooney will be my first-ever #LSSC guest on September 8th! Could one of you let him know?”
George Clooney will be Stephen Colbert's first ever guest on 'The Late Show' on CBS
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The satirist and voice of liberal America stood down after 16 years fronting 'The Daily Show' in a low-key finale.
Comedian Jon Stewart has made his final broadcast as the host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’, stepping down after 16 years, and he was joined by a clutch of big name stars including rock legend Bruce Springsteen.
The show has been responsible for launching the careers of some pretty big names down the years, and some of them returned to the show for an emotional group hug, including Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert – himself due to take over Letterman’s slot later this year. There were also video messages from a couple of former presidential candidates, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Republican Senator John McCain.
Jon Stewart has quit 'The Daily Show' after 16 years as presenter
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Jon Stewart's 16 year stint as host of Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' is coming to an end on August 6th.
As he enters the final week of his 16 year long tenure as host of ‘The Daily Show’, Jon Stewart has revealed the three guests he’ll be inviting onto the show before the final episode next Thursday, details of which remain shrouded in secrecy.
CNN Money reports that Louis C.K., Denis Leary and Amy Schumer – all friends of the departing host – will be appearing on Monday through Wednesday next week before the very last Stewart-fronted edition on August 6th. Schumer, of course, was recently revealed as one of the names Stewart was interested this year to replace him on the Comedy Central chat show, though she turned it down. Current cast member Trevor Noah has already been named as Stewart's successor.
Jon Stewart is gearing up for his final week as host of 'The Daily Show'
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Jon Stewart has responded to claims he promoted President Obama’s agenda after ‘secretly’ meeting with him in the White House. Stewart addressed the rumours in a special segment on ‘The Daily Show’.
Jon Stewart mocked media reports claiming he had colluded with President Barack Obama in promoting the President’s political agenda on his show. Stewart addressed the claims on The Daily Show on Wednesday (29th July) in a segment entitled When Barry Met Silly. He revealed the two meetings he had with the President were not quite as secret as some media outlets made them out to be.
Jon Stewart addressed claims he colluded with President Obama.
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28th November, 1962