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  • Aired:  10/28/13
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HealthCare.gov falters as newscasters from every single network overload the website's already beleaguered servers. (3:20)

COMEDY CENTRAL>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW."

I'M JON STEWART.

WE HAVE A GOOD ONE TONIGHT.

THE VERY FAMOUS -- THANK YOU! MY GUEST TONIGHT -- OH, STOP!

MY GUEST TONIGHT, MR. NICK OFFERMAN WILL BE JOINING US.

VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

THE TOP STORY, OF COURSE, THE WHITE HOUSE'S ONGOING STRUGGLE

TO FIX THEIR BELEAGUERED HEALTH CARE WEBSITE. TONIGHT

I'M HAPPY TO REPORT PROGRESS.

>> THE LATEST CHANGE IS SIMPLY COSMETIC.

THE SMILING WOMAN ON THE HOME PAGE IS GONE.

>> Jon: GONE! [LAUGHTER]

GET OUT! THEY GOT RID OF THAT SMILING

LADY! ALTHOUGH I'M NOT SURE THE NEW

HOME PAGE IS AN IMPROVEMENT.

[LAUGHTER]WE HAD A LOT OF FUN TODAY

[LAUGHTER]WE HAD A LOT OF FUN TODAY

TALKING ABOUT HOW THE LEG SWING SHOULD GO.

[LAUGHTER]WE'RE BORED.

PLEASE TELL ME THAT IT'S NOT THEONLY CHANGE THAT THEY'RE MAKING

TO THE SITE.

>> THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S PROMISING IT WILL BE LARGELY

PROBLEM-FREE BY THE END OF NOVEMBER.

>> WE'VE GOT PEOPLE WORKING OVERTIME 24/7.

TO BOOST CAPACITY AND ADDRESS THESE PROBLEMS EVERY SINGLE DAY.

AND LET ME BE PERFECTLY CLEAR.

THESE PEOPLE WILL NOT BE GIVEN BREAKS.

[LAUGHTER]MANY OF THESE PEOPLE ARE

CHILDREN.

>> Jon: YOU KNOW, I DO THINK -- I DO THINK -- LIKE THAT?

I DO THINK I MAY HAVE SPOTTED ONE OF THE PROBLEMS AFFECTING

WHY THE HEALTHCARE.GOV SITE IS SO SLOW.

APPARENTLY THE SERVERS ARE BEINGOVERLOADED BY NEWS CASTERS FROM

EVERY SINGLE NETWORK TRYING TO LOG ON.

NO NETWORK HAS BEEN LOGGIER THANOUR PALS AT CNN THAT WANT YOU TO

KNOW THEY HAVE A CLOCK.

>> WE'RE ALMOST 13 MINUTES IN AND SHE'S BEEN LOCKED OUT TIME

AND TIME AGAIN.

>> ONE MAKING PROGRESS.

THE OTHERS GOING SLOW AND NOW SLOWER.

ONE PERSON IS REACHING OUT TO GET HELP ONLINE.

WE'LL FIND OUT HALFWAY INTO THE LIVE OBAMA CARE SIGNUP EFFORT.

SO FAR WE'RE SEEING PROGRESS, SERIOUS SET BACKS.

>> YOU MAY LIKE THE OPTIONS.

YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE IN YET.

YOU LOVE THE OPTIONS.

HAPPY WITH IT?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> IT'S NOT VERY STREAMLINED.

IT'S KIND OF A LOT -- IT'S A LOTTO SORT THROUGH.

>> Jon: PLUS, THERE'S CAMERAS AND A CLOCK AND YOU [BLEEP] ARE

BREATHING DOWN MY NECK.

[LAUGHTER]I LOVE HOW THE ONE LADY GOES, I

LOVE THE OPTIONS.

YOU LOVE THEM?

LET'S TALK TO GABE.

I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT WHAT IS REALLY IN THE THING.

LET'S TALK TO GABE.

>> THE ONLY THING MORE DISTURBING THAN SIGNING UP FOR

HEALTHCARE.GOV IS APPARENTLY WATCHING PEOPLE TRY AND

SIGN UP FOR HEALTHCARE.GOV.

>> WE'RE WATCHING THESE PEOPLE TRYING TO SIGN UP FOR OBAMA CARE

HERE IN THE SITUATION ROOM.

>> Jon: WOW! THAT WOMAN'S REACTION, YOU THINK

PEOPLE WERE [BLEEP] IN A CUP OR SOMETHING.

THAT WAS WEIRD HOW SHE REACTED TO PEOPLE TRYING TO SIGN UP FORA WEBSITE

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