Missing Descriptions - Daily Show/Colbert Report

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ldkronos
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Missing Descriptions - Daily Show/Colbert Report

Post by ldkronos »

None of these episodes have any descriptions, though they do have unique episode id's

Looking at tvguide.com, they have Daily Show descriptions for the new Tuesday/Wednesday episodes, and for Colbert Report they have info for the new Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday episodes. So this info is available somehow...just not sure why TMS doesn't have it.

Looking back historically at my mythtv recording history for these shows, I've only had 2 episode ever record with blank descriptions, so this does seem out of the ordinary.

cabbey
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Re: Missing Descriptions - Daily Show/Colbert Report

Post by cabbey »

Wow, about all we've ever seen was "A humorous slant on top news stories." for Daily Show. Only rarely (about two dozen) out of several hundred in my recorded history does it have anything other than that or blank. I don't know about Colbert, he irritates me too much to record his show.

ldkronos
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Re: Missing Descriptions - Daily Show/Colbert Report

Post by ldkronos »

Really? Wow, thats certainly strange. Here's the descriptions for the last few episodes prior to sept 1 from my mythtv oldrecorded table:

2007-08-09 22:59:00 Author Tal Ben-Shahar.
2007-08-16 22:59:00 Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
2007-08-20 22:59:00 Former Wis. Governor Tommy Thompson; "Operation Silent Thunder: The Daily Show in Iraq."
2007-08-21 22:59:00 "Operation Silent Thunder: The Daily Show in Iraq."
2007-08-22 22:59:00 Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.); "Operation Silent Thunder: The Daily Show in Iraq."
2007-08-23 22:59:00 "Operation Silent Thunder: The Daily Show in Iraq."

Going back to last year, when I first started watching:
2006-10-18 22:59:00 John Ashcroft.
2006-10-19 23:00:00 Actress Kirsten Dunst.
2006-11-01 22:59:00 Author John Mueller.
2006-11-02 23:00:00 Actor Sacha Baron Cohen.

Colbert Report is the same way.

grant
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Re: Missing Descriptions - Daily Show/Colbert Report

Post by grant »

In the past, the descriptions have been hit or miss for me. As of late, I've been getting blank descriptions.

However, for rerun episodes (during weeks they take vacation), I get the description "A humorous slant on top news stories." At least I know which episodes are reruns.

crow
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Re: Missing Descriptions - Daily Show/Colbert Report

Post by crow »

I use a screen scraper to get the episode information off of comedycentral.com.

This has been a problem for a long time.

I also created a thread on this in the General category--sorry for the duplication.

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