Hey, I agree with Michael Winship, president of the Writers Guild of America East, as reported by David Carr in the Times today:
"These two shows are a big source of news for a whole generation that was not around for the 1988 strike," he said. "Losing Stewart and Colbert is something like losing Cronkite during the Vietnam War. And because they are accessed in any number of ways both on television and on the Web, 'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' are exactly what we are talking about at the bargaining table."
Can the Stewart and Colbert writers get some kind of exemption?