Backtalk with Baxter Sarno
An example of an "infotainment" program, Backtalk features Sarno using comedy to discuss and comment on current events and issues. Sarno's comedy is particularly irreverent; Sarno jokes about the Lev bombing weeks after it occurred. It is estimated that over half of college-age viewers receive their news from Backtalk (Reins of a Waterfall).
The show begins with a stand-up comedy monologue where Sarno jokes about the news of the day. The show then features at least one interview with a guest.
- Backtalk can been seen as an homage to numerous American late-night talk shows. In particular, its focus and commentary on current news and issues, as well as its popularity among college-age kids, is reminiscent of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.