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Nine other candidates were the supporting cast last night as Donald Trump dominated the Republican presidential candidates first confrontation on prime-time TV. We hear they tried to challenge him for the lead.

Also, the United Nations agrees to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria. On today's Talking Point, the evolution of political satire on John Stewart's The Daily Show.

Photo: GOP presidential candidates Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and John Kasich pose at the start of the debate in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. (Brian Snyder/Reuters)

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Christine Detz
Charlotte Duren

United Nations to Investigate Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria 6 MIN, 29 SEC

The UN Security Council today agreed to establish a panel to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria. The vote was unanimous — shaped by a rare collaboration between the US and Russia. Colum Lynch covers the United Nations for Foreign Policy.

Guests:
Colum Lynch, Foreign Policy Magazine (@columlynch)

Drama and Comedy in the Race for the White House 33 MIN, 20 SEC

In their first prime-time debate last night, ten candidates for next year's Republican presidential nomination were pummeled with challenging questions. One columnist called it less a debate than an interrogation.

The result was both entertainment and substance, displaying agreement on some familiar issues but revealing divisions on others. Front-runner Donald Trump refused to pledge loyalty to the party, which could have major consequences for his continued leadership down the line. We hear how the other candidates jockeyed to take over first place if his chances appear to be fading.

Guests:
Sarah Spence, Ohio Young Republicans (@OhioYRs)
Ron Brownstein, Atlantic Media / National Journal Group (@RonBrownstein)
Whit Ayres, North Star Opinion Research (@whitayres)
Ron Bonjean, Rokk Solutions (@RonBonjean)

More:
The Atlantic editors on who won the Republican presidential debate
David Frum on why the GOP just can't quit Donald Trump
Trump on his unwillingness to support eventual GOP nominee
Christie and Paul spar over the NSA

2016 and Beyond

Whit Ayres

Jon Stewart's Final Show: The Evolution of 'The Daily Show' 10 MIN, 1 SEC

As the Republicans staged the first debate of next year's campaign, another TV performer stepped down last night. Madeleine Smithberg was a co-creator of The Daily Show, and was involved in hiring Jon Stewart and others to be on the show.  She helps us trace how The Daily Show evolved during its 16 years on Comedy Central. 

Guests:
Madeleine Smithberg, Television producer and writer (@Madcowgirl1)

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Watch the final episode of 'The Daily Show'

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