'Daily Show' airs controversial Redskins segment



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WASHINGTON (AP) — "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" has aired a controversial segment pitting Washington Redskins fans against a group of American Indians who want the team to change its mascot.

The segment got attention days before airing after one of the Redskins fans told The Washington Post she left the confrontation in tears and felt so threatened she called police.

The segment initially shows the two groups being interviewed separately. At the end, the American Indians walk in on the Redskins fans.

Before airing the segment Thursday, Stewart told viewers the program doesn't broadcast pieces if a subject has been intentionally misled or their comments misrepresented.

The segment that aired showed very little of the confrontation between the two sides and ended with a message to Redskins owner Dan Snyder that he should change the name.

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