Daily Show to Feature Dispatches From Iran

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By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2009 1:53 PM CDT
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(Newser) The Daily Show will begin airing reports from a correspondent in Iran next week, the New York Times reports. Correspondent Jason Jones spent late May and early June filming in Tehran, Qom, and the Imam Mosque in Esfahan for his weeklong series Jason Jones in Iran: Access of Evil. Jones’ dispatches include interviews with former Iranian officials and coverage of the recent presidential election.