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Day 2 of Daily Show’s “South by South Mess: All-You-Can-Vote Midterm Buffet”

Jon Stewart opened Tuesday night’s “Daily Show” episode by sarcastically kvetching:”I am full — I may actually sleep tonight in a flour tortilla .

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‘Daily Show’ arrives in Austin with plenty of ebola jokes

“Daily Show” host Jon Stewart interviews gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Monday at Zach Theatre as part of a week of shows taped in Austin.

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KVUE hires new weekend morning meteorologist

Jared Plushnick (photo courtesy of KAGS) The KVUE weather team is once again fully staffed. The station has hired Jared Plushnick to handle weekend morning weathercasts, according to executive news director Frank Volpicella.

NewsRadio KLBJ plans 2 light rail debates

The folks at NewsRadio KLBJ want to help you get ready for Election Day. The station will host a pair of debates on Austin’s $1 billion light rail proposal – one at 9 a.

Newcomer joins KVUE’s morning newscasts

Early risers have likely noticed a new face on KVUE’s top-rated “Daybreak” and “Midday” newscasts. Recent arrival Cori Coffin has been anchoring the ABC affiliate’s 5 a.

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Spoon, Wendy Davis, Joaquin Castro to appear on Austin ‘Daily Show’ episodes

Spoon performs for fans at the Honda Stage at the Austin City Limits stage. Sunday, Oct. 12. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr.

Wendy Davis among guests booked for Austin ‘Daily Show’ broadcasts

We’re getting our first look at who’s booked on Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” during its stop in Austin next week – and it’s exactly who you’d expect.

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Betty White is still alive

Contrary to what you might’ve seen one Austin station Tweet earlier today, I’m happy to announce that “Golden Girls” star Betty White is, in fact, still alive.

X-rated photos tweeted from Time Warner Cable News account

The Time Warner Cable News Twitter account appears to have been hacked this afternoon. A Tweet sent at 5:19 p.

Latest radio ratings: Bob-FM is No. 1

Bob’s still the guy to beat on Austin radio. We-play-anything 103.5 KBPA-FM is the city’s No. 1-rated radio station, according to the latest batch of Nielsen ratings.

Gary Dinges

Gary Dinges covers bars/restaurants, movies, music, radio and TV -- plus a bunch of other fun stuff -- for the Austin American-Statesman.