Commentary on The 1/2 Hour News Hour.

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Feb. 16 2007 11:44 AM

Checking Out The 1/2 Hour News Hour

Slate's commentary.

The 1/2 Hour News Hour, billed as Fox News Channel's answer to The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, premieres Sunday night. It's a project of Joel Surnow, co-creator and executive producer of 24. Read more about it.

So how is the new show? Slate's Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz are dubious. They offer commentary on a two-minute segment that turned up on YouTube.

David Plotz is the CEO of Atlas Obscura and host of the Slate Political Gabfest.

Andy Bowers is the executive producer of Slate’s podcasts. Follow him on Twitter.

Emily Bazelon is a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine and the author of Sticks and Stones

John Dickerson is Slate's chief political correspondent and author of On Her Trail. Read his series on the presidency and on risk.

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