Frenemies Jon Stewart and Bill O’Reilly have announced that they plan to pair up for a 90-minute political debate that will stream online on October 6. The event is being nicknamed “The Rumble In The Air-Conditioned Auditorium.”
The hosts of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show With Jon Stewart and Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor will debate each other on three topics: the national debt, American foreign relations in predominantly Muslim countries and the price of gas. The debate will be moderated by CNN anchor E.D. Hill.
Anyone wishing to tune in to see these two go at it will have to shell out $4.95, and the live stream will be pay-per-view only. O’Reilly has promised that half the profits–“if there are an”–will go to charity. In 2010, Stewart was interviewed on O’Reilly’s show and the result was actually quite interesting.
Despite the fact that these two men have wildly different ideas about politics in America, they have actually engaged in some fairly civil and intelligent discussions while appearing on each other’s shows.
Tickets for the pay-per-view are on sale now at TheRumble2012.com.