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Sitting in Rock Center‘s “Conversation Pit” the pair discussed a wide range of topics, including their preference on sock length, the set’s decor, warm beer and also celebrating Halloween in New York City.
“I’m a 48-year old man, I have enough candy,” Stewart joked when Williams asked if he went out trick-or-treating on Halloween.
“Are we really doing this? We had a guy just talking about anchor babies, about Syria, about emerging technologies in North Korea and you and i are gonna talk fun-size candy?” He quipped mid-way through the interview referring to Williams’ first guest, Richard Engel.
They did eventually get to serious topics, discussing the Occupy Wall Street movement, which turned into a bit of a heated debate on the issue.
Williams asked the Comedy Central host if he believed the country was entering an “permanent era of protest here, semi-permanet for the next couple months, years? When does it end?”
“When did it stop,” Stewart replied citing the Tea Party as a prior example.
“Oh this wasn’t our society. We were kind of cruising along at 50 thousand feet. You didn’t see public demonstrations like this,” Williams responded.
To which Stewart, a little heatedly replied, “You’re a news man! Go back to the Iraq war, there were a million people in the streets. Do you have tape here? Do you have Tivo?”
Watch the interview here
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