FILE – In this Sept. 22, 2010 file photo, Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, left, and Bill O’Reilly tape an interview in New York. Stewart and O’Reilly, a celebrity odd couple with a history of public political feuds, tangle in a sold-out debate in Washington. The so-called “Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” offers a jocular sideshow to the series of three more somber debates this month between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
WASHINGTON (AP) — This high-stakes debate had some props that even the presidential candidates might want at their own events.
Jon Stewart came prepared with a mechanical pedestal he used to elevate himself, making the height-challenged comedian appear taller than the lanky Bill O’Reilly when he wanted to drive a point home.