Christiane Amanpour Defends CNN on Jon Stewart's ‘Daily Show’ (Video)

Christiane Amanpour Defends CNN on Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' (Video)

The host has not exactly been a champion of the cable news network's coverage

Christiane Amanpour defended CNN to Jon Stewart during an appearance on the "Daily Show" Monday. Stewart has been a longtime critic of the channel she calls home, so naturally he managed to get in a few jabs at the cable news channel.

"I urge you to keep watching CNN. There is much more intelligent conversation going on," Amanpour said.

"Tell me what time," quipped Stewart as he pretended to take notes.

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Stewart had a larger point in mind than just the jokes, saying, "I watch the government and I feel like our problem-solving system is so dysfunctional right now, and I truly do believe in the press' power to… have a clarifying role in that nonsense."

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The conversation took a serious turn towards the Israel-Syria conflict, but found its way back to some Carnival cruiseliner jokes.

Watch the exchange below: