CNN's "Early Start" actually features a segment where the hosts "exercise their Rolodexes" and make unplanned calls to famous types at 5 a.m.
Unless you are being awakened with the news that you have just been nominated for an Oscar, it's safe to say that most people would not be happy to receive a random call at 5 in the morning.
CNN apparently never got that memo, because, as Jon Stewart mocked on Tuesday's "Daily Show," the 5 a.m. CNN series "Early Start" includes a segment called "Wake 'Em Up," in which hosts Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin cold call famous people whose phone numbers they happen to have.
One victim: Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy. Stewart played a clip in which Banfield called Kennedy, and, upon awakening her and telling her not to curse, began peppering her with questions about her childhood and the assassination of her father.
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"You don’t cold call a Kennedy at 5 in the morning!" Stewart said. "Do you know how many unexpected tragedies this family has suffered? I don't know if you know this, but Kennedys almost never get good news from CNN at 5 in the morning."
Check out the "Waking Bad" segment below, which also includes the "Early Start" crew cold calling a man and telling him they're from the FBI: