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Local Holt official agrees to appear on `Daily Show’

By Rebecca Nolan

Susan Cox is no expert on Madonna or Brangelina, but she is well-versed on the topic of international adoptions.

An adoptee herself, she is vice president of public policy and external affairs at Eugene-based Holt International, which for the past 50 years has arranged more international adoptions than any agency in the United States.

Last month, she shared her insights on the recent spate of celebrity adoptions with a correspondent from "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Comedy Central’s popular satirical news program. The episode featuring Cox’s interview is expected to air Tuesday.

The show – which airs weeknights at 11 p.m. and is repeated the following day at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. – takes a humorous look at the day’s news. Its correspondents sometimes take their subjects by surprise, asking outrageous questions and setting them up for laughs. But Cox knew what she was getting into when she flew to New York City for a three-hour taping Feb. 14.

"I have tried to prepare myself for the fact that I will look silly at best," Cox said with a laugh.