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Oct 28, 2010 3:20 pm US/Eastern
Jon Stewart Rally: Tentative Schedule Leaks
According to a permit reported by the Christian Science Monitor, the tentative schedule for Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on Saturday includes musical acts like the Roots, Sheryl Crow and gospel singer Mavis Staples and actor Sam Waterston, best known from the show "Law & Order."
Not present on the schedule, however, are any political figures.
Stewart has insisted that the event is not political, but the Democratic National Committee is among the groups organizing events in conjunction with the rally.
Comedy Central has yet to release a schedule publicly for the event, but the plan it released to the National Park Service revealed the tentative schedule.
Here's a look at the schedule, via the Monitor. Note that additional guests are planned:
10:00 a.m.: The pre-pre-show begins with videos and music on a jumbotron
Noon: The pre-show starts with a performance from The Roots.
12:40: A comedian (to be determined) warms up the audience.
12:57: A video countdown with a show introduction.
1:00: The show kicks off with the national anthem by a musical guest (to be announced).
1:05: Jon Stewart welcomes the crowd
1:20: Mr. Colbert enters, and two actors - Don Novello and Sam Waterston - perform readings.
1:40: Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples perform for 10 minutes, followed by Stewart and Colbert until 2 p.m.
2:15: Sheryl Crow performs for five minutes, followed by speakers and guests (to be determined).
2:30: Musical guests (also still being lined up) come on.
2:40: The show turns to a pre-taped sequence - The Sanity and Fear Awards.
It's unclear how many people are expected to attend the rally, which takes place the weekend before the midterm elections. President Obama lauded the concept of "restoring sanity" recently, and he appeared on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show on Wednesday.
The rally is also serving as a fundraiser for the Trust for the National Mall, which is dedicated to restoring and improving the Mall.
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