Stewart, O’Reilly to face off next month at GW

Jon Stewart.  Photo courtesy of Comedy Central

Updated: Sept. 18, 2012, 12:00 a.m.

Days after the nation lurches into presidential debate season, political commentators Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly will spar off at GW.

O’Reilly, a Fox News host, will face Comedy Central anchor Stewart at 8 p.m. on Oct. 6.

A “limited number” of student tickets will be available Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Lisner Auditorium Box Office. They will sell for $25 with a valid GWorld card.

Additional tickets will sell for $75 to $100 through the debate’s website. Students can also pay $4.95 to watch the live-streamed show through the website. Half of the event’s profits will go to charity.

Former Fox and Friends host E.D. Hill will moderate the 90-minute debate.

The TV hosts maintain on-air rivalries, but have occasionally appeared on each others’ shows.

Bill O’Reilly. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Stewart, a political satirist, was last on campus in March for the Clinton Global Initiative University conference, where he spoke alongside former President Bill Clinton.

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