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De Blasio gets message out in radio, TV interviews

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(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Mayor Bill de Blasio in a radio interview Monday said his pursuit of fair wages and other “corrective actions” to help close the wealth gap in New York City are part of an agenda he wishes could be implemented on a national scale.

Appearing on WNYC-FM’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,” he listed a bill to expand paid sick leave and a proposal to beef up “living wage” protections as among efforts “locally...

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Jon Stewart doesn't approve of de Blasio's pizza-eating method

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(Credit: Jon Stewart wasn't pleased about the mayor's technique. (Hulu))

Mayor Bill de Blasio's unorthodox method of eating a pizza irked New York's resident "pie expert" Jon Stewart.

"The Daily Show" host went off on the mayor during Monday night's show after de Blasio made headlines for eating a pizza at a Staten Island restaurant last week with a fork and knife. Stewart jokingly cursed at de Blasio's eating habits.

"You're supposed...

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John Oliver to leave 'Daily Show' for new HBO series

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(Credit: John Oliver)

John Oliver's temporary stint behind "The Daily Show" desk has paid off.

HBO announced Thursday that Oliver will be the host of a similar satirical news show starting in 2014. "I'm incredibly excited to be joining HBO, especially as I presume this means I get free HBO now," the 36-year-old British comedian told Deadline.com.

Oliver subbed during the summer for Jon Stewart, who took...

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Chicago pizza owners sound off on Jon Stewart's pie diss

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(Credit: Jon Stewart ridicules Chicago style pizza. (YouTube))

UPDATED 7:35 P.M.: Windy City pizzeria owners say Jon Stewart showed poor "taste" in dissing the city's famous deep dish pizza on "The Daily Show."

Using his best New York accent, Stewart joked in a seven-minute segment during Wednesday night's episode about how New York pizza is superior to Chicago's.

During the bit, which was made to lampoon the debate over the...

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