Prime-time debates aren't just for presidential hopefuls anymore.
As previously announced, The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and Fox News personality Bill O'Reilly will go head-to-head this weekend in Washington in a debate that's been labeled The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium. After the snoozefest that was the first presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney Wednesday night, let's hope the two cable pundits can liven things up a little bit. (There's no word on whether Big Bird will be a topic of discussion.)
CNN contributor E.D. Hill will moderate the sold-out event, which will take place at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. The debate will be streamed live online at www.therumble2012.com. Viewers must pay $4.95 to access the stream, with a percentage of the revenue going to charity.
Both men said they've enlisted the help of debate coaches: Stewart is being helped by Stephen Colbert (and "a chicken"), while O'Reilly has tapped the services of a professor.
O'Reilly appeared on The Daily Show Thursday to promote his new book, Killing Kennedy. He and Stewart bantered back and forth about their upcoming face-off, with Reilly quipping that his next book was going to be titled Killing Colbert and Stewart responding, "You're so going down on Saturday."
"I think it's going to be fun," Stewart said. "I think we're going to have a substantive discussion."
Will you watch the debate? Watch Stewart's debate prep with Colbert below:
|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium Debate Prep|