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Fox's Shep Smith to interview Jon Stewart, 9/11 responders on Friday

Fox's Shep Smith to interview Jon Stewart, 9/11 responders on Friday
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Fox News anchor Shepard Smith will interview former "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart as well as 9/11 first responders on Friday afternoon.
 
The interview will focus on the World Trade Center health program, which provides "medical monitoring and treatment for responders at the WTC and related sites, along with survivors who were at the disaster area in the weeks and months after 9/11," according to an announcement from the network.
 
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The interview, which was pre-taped, is timed ahead of the 17th anniversary of the attacks that killed more than 3,000 people.
 
The interview will feature Stewart, alongside 9/11 first responders John Feal of the FealGood Foundation and retired deputy chief of the FDNY Richard Alles.

Stewart and Feal appeared on NBC's "Today Show" on Friday morning with co-host Savannah Guthrie, where Stewart noted that there are more than 10,000 cancer cases related to terror attacks after first responders worked for months among the wreckage at the former World Trade Center.

“Everybody in the 9/11 community who doesn’t have cancer is looking over their shoulder, going, ‘When am I next?’” Feal said to Guthrie. “The struggle is real. The pain and suffering is real.”

Stewart, a 9/11 Memorial board member, and Feal were recognized in 2016 at the annual Badge of Courage event hosted by the Nassau County, Long Island, Firefighters Museum.

The event awarded the two men with the Firefighters Humanitarian Award for their advocacy and assistance in securing health benefits for 9/11 responders.

 
The last time Stewart was interviewed on Fox News was in Nov. 2014, when the comedian and advocate sat down with former network host Bill O'Reilly.
 
The interview will air at 3:00 p.m. and will be shown in its entirety on “FOX News Update” on Facebook Watch at 4:00 p.m. ET.