Commentary on The 1/2 Hour News Hour.

Commentary on The 1/2 Hour News Hour.

Commentary on The 1/2 Hour News Hour.

Slate in motion.
Feb. 16 2007 11:44 AM

Checking Out The 1/2 Hour News Hour

Slate's commentary.

The 1/2 Hour News Hour, billed as Fox News Channel's answer to The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, premieres Sunday night. It's a project of Joel Surnow, co-creator and executive producer of 24. Read more about it.

So how is the new show? Slate's Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz are dubious. They offer commentary on a two-minute segment that turned up on YouTube.