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WaPo Partners With to Interview Participants at Stewart’s Rally This Weekend

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The Washington Post announced that it will join with in an effort to get on-the-ground answers from participants in Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert’s “Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear” on the National Mall this weekend.

Rally patrticipants will “help us cover the rally and answer reporters’ questions about the event.”

Comedy Central estimated in its permit application for the rally that as many as 25,000 people would attend the event, which is scheduled for Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. More than 220,000 people had RSVP’d for the event on Facebook as of late Monday, but it’s difficult to gauge how many will actually turn out.

The Story Lab team will be filing stories throughout Saturday’s events on the Mall via Intersect, a new site designed to collect and present stories live and from the scene. Here on and on Intersect’s site, we’ll be documenting the scene and asking those in attendance and those watching at home to weigh in on the politics vs. entertainment question. Please join us.

SIGN UP: If you’d like to share your own rally stories on Intersect, visit and use the invite code “washingtonpost” to create an account.

Maybe the first question could be: Have you found a port-a-potty yet?

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Post’s link to is broken on the Post’s site. A ticket has been ordered to fix it. Here is a working link to the web site.


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October 28, 2010 at 11:08 pm

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