The Daily Show, back with writers

First of multiple reports from the late-night TV landscape, post WGA strike.

Jon Stewart mentioned the writers first thing, and the show reverted back from "A" Daily Show to The Daily Show…"I believe the finest writing staff in the business," he said. "It’s like Christmas morning. From what I’ve been told." And they opened with…the Westminster dog show. And a quip on the "war on terrier." Stewart moaned. "Really, you’ve been gone 100 days. This is the s–t you’re going to pull?" He then cut to John Oliver in black tie and a monocle for the ultra-Brit caricature. And. Then. We’re back to election coverage, what with Tuesday primary election coverage to cover. Larry Wilmore shows up as "senior black correspondent" to process Obama’s winning streak as directly related to Black History Month. After the break, "Torture Talk with Jon Stewart," in which he compared Sen. Arlen Specter’s opinion on destruction of torture tapes vs. the destruction of New England Patriots tapes. After the break, a guest. No writing involved.

Will update with video when available.

Sean L. McCarthy

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