Bassem Youssef, the 'Jon Stewart of Egypt'

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Egyptian Bassem Youssef modeled his popular news show "Al-Bernameg," after "The Daily Show." But unlike Stewart, when Youssef mocked Egyptian leaders, he ended up behind bars and eventually canceled his show. A former heart surgeon who tended to the wounded during the Arab Spring, Youssef joins us to talk about his varied career and the power of satire.

 

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Guests:

Bassem Youssef, former host of "Al-Bernameg," a satirical news program in Egypt very similar to "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"

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