Josh Lieb is an Emmy-winning producer for The Simpsons and The Daily Show and author of I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President. He has also been a writer for the popular 1990s television series "NewsRadio" and for The Jon Stewart Show.
Josh Lieb: The war seems like an obvious choice. I . . . I . . . In this country, I . . . and actually in the world, I don’t see how there can be any other real issue until it’s resolved. You know, until we’ve won, or until the war is over, that’s our only issue. There are . . . how best to win; how best to, you know, not just for us but for the world, you know. But what do we have to do? That’s . . . because people are dying every day because of this. I think there are . . . Second to that I’d say education in . . . in . . . in a way for a similar reason because . . . And it’s not going . . . That’s not gonna be the second most important thing, but . . . but every day people are kind of dying because of our school system too. That’s one of the things that aggravates me is everybody always talks about and complains about the problems with our school system. And you know we do this and that, but nothing ever changes. And nothing changes into sort of . . . Right now, kids are in crappy schools, and nothing is gonna, you know . . . that’s not gonna change. And . . . and that’s . . . That’s like, as crazy as it is, I actually . . . I feel like let’s just do school __________ . . . Let’s do something for like a mother who wants to send her kid to a good Catholic school. You know let’s just let her do it right now until something better comes along. Just . . . It’s just so frustrating to me to think of all the kids in the shitty schools right now. Yeah. But the war, that’s gotta be it.Hopefully the war will be over by 2008, you know? And we’ll be able to concentrate on other things.
Recorded on: 9/4/07