SCM Colloquium Series Presents: "The Inside Story Behind the Daily Show"
Kahane Cooperman is the co-executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She has been with the show since its inception in 1996, serving as field producer, senior producer and supervising producer before becoming the co-executive producer in 2005. For her work on the show, she has received eight Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards. Kahane began her career as a documentary filmmaker. Her documentary Making Dazed, about the cult-classic feature film Dazed and Confused, was broadcast on AMC in September 2005 and was released on a Criterion Collection DVD in 2006. Additional work includes producing the documentary feature Heidi Fleiss Hollywood Madam, directed by Nick Broomfield, for the BBC and HBO. Her documentary skills were honed at Maysles Films in New York, where she worked for the team of veteran filmmakers from 1988 to 1993. Her documentary film Cool Water premiered at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival. After earning her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Chicago, she received an MFA from Columbia University in film directing and screenwriting.
The School of Communication and Media Colloquium Series provides a forum for students, faculty and special guests to share their work and address current issues in news, public policy, government and society.