Jon Stewart Tackles Immigration Process with "The Naturalized"

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart is working on a two-hour special about the U.S. naturalization process for the History Channel called The Naturalized. It is one of 13 new specials and 16 series greenlit or in development for the network's 2009 to 2010 season, reports The NY Post.

The host of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is set to executive-produce the special through his company, Busboy Productions. The Naturalized will be a funny yet poignant look at eight people muddling through the bureaucracy of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. It will also include interviews with undocumented and deported illegal immigrants, and possibly Stewart himself.  Sounds like a longer, in-depth version of a Daily Show segment to us. What took so long for this to happen?