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american express' timeless safety and security are now available on apple pay. the next evolution of membership is here. >> the daily show may be fake news but makes a real impact. >> oppression. just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn't mean it has to change. >> it's fresh and new and original and smart every night. >> for a decade and a half the force behind the machine was jon stewart. >> he became rock jon stewart. >> you're getting to a bad place. >> he will be revered as someone who learned the lines between news and comedy. >> how the hell did we end up here, mr. kramer? >> and became the conscience of a generation.
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>> when he hit his stride no one in public life or the media was safe. >> i believe that you helped the administration take us to like the most devastating mistake in foreign policy we made in like 100 years. but you steam lovely. >> he's done a very good job keeping -- he was relentless. >> he is armed with facts and quips that they have no idea what's coming. >> some sort of weird bermuda triangle. questions are answered before they are asked. >> after more than 2500 episodes jon stewart decided to move on. >> i won't miss me. >> he may be about the only person saying that. >> i think he's changed the media and politics more than he will ever admit. but what i will just miss is watching him on tv. >> i got big news. this is it. put a stamp on it.
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>> jon stewart has left the building. before jon stewart became the iconic host of the daily show in fact before there was a daily show for even comedy central, stewart moved to new york during the 1980s comedy boom to make a name for himself. by the early 1990s he's a regular on the circuit. >> he's cute and smart and very funny. that's kind of all you can ask for in a comedian. just really fun because you were watching someone at the height of their talent doing something that they do incredibly well. >> his comedy is engaging and has a broad appeal. as seen here at montreal's famous just for laughs comedy festival. >> if i have to sit through one more tragic profile of a courageous athlete. out there paddling his bloody torso for his country. he wants a battle. >> in 1992 he gets his start in
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television. with the first of several assignments on the channel of the moment mtv. >> if you saw him do stand-up comedy you knew that this guy's very, very funny. the trick always is how do you channel that into a tv show. >> jon stewart show premiers on mtv in 1993. and moves into syndication the following year. >> actually saw-the movie. >> you did. >> and? >> i didn't care for your role in it. >> but the show is hardly a hit. >> it was ahead of its time. it was in the wrong market syndication. you have to be successful quickly or you're out. that died a long slow painful public death. >> he gets his shot at the movies. but the notices aren't stellar. >> i would say that it's a really good thing that he's great at what he does and that everybody's not always great at everything. >> i think that he -- he's his own toughest critic about his
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film acting. >> it called for -- it was supposed to be a devinely handsome man and i don't know i guess they were all walking the cat walk that day or something. who knows. they couldn't find one so they got down to i think smart ass. something like that. that was me. >> while stewart is trying his hand at the silver screen comedy central is developing a new program called "the daily show." >> they set out to do a half hour infotainment show based on something like sports center. >> the snow premiers on july 22 1996. >> give a reason to viewers when something happens in the world they are going to need to turn to comedy central, find out how we are going to spin whatever happened in the world. >> we said we're not going to do a show of jokes about the news we're going to do a news show that's funny. >> the show lifts comedy central's ratings, in 1998
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killborn is selected to take over the late late show on cbs. jon stewart seems an unlikely replacement but the match is made nonetheless. >> when jon was chosen to replace craig it was surprising because i had seen a stand-up act and there was nothing political about it. >> i remember the writer saying will he wear a stoot and him getting really pissed they would ask him that and the funny thing about a suit is you can buy them in stores and when you put them on you're a guy wearing a suit. >> in december of 1998 the transition begins. >> tell me about that show for people who haven't seen it. >> it's really it's a take on the news. it feels weird when you're doing a show that satirizes the news you are almost cheering for chaos which is an odd position. >> the transition is complete on january 11 1999 when the newly
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rebranded program "daily show with jon stewart" airs for the first time. >> welcome. welcome to the daily show. craig killbourn is on assignment. i'm jon stewart. >> in the first year the show sees a modest increase in ratings. including in the crucial 18 to 34 demographic. >> welcome michael j. fox. give it up for ed mcmahon. >> the first years when jon was there the guests were mostly people in town to promote a movie or like celebrities just for the sake they were celebrities. >> welcome sarah jessica parker. welcome sandra boll ok. >> it became apparent he wanted to talk to people with substance substance, had written books. >> he's got the background and his take on it. and it's all happening all at once and at a high level and it's funny and it goes fast like nobody can do that. >> presidential candidate steve forbes added his 2 billion cents calling the ruling a flagrant
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example of judicial activism. i believe in traditional marriage like his dear old dad. >> what jon did is instilled this idea that everything had to have a point of view. you couldn't just do a story for the sake this is funny. it had to have a point of view. he really wanted to go after the high targets, the people who were up on a pedestal and needed to be taken down. >> jon was amazing in an edit room. jon would look say move this change that piece. you would go okay. grudgingly. and then say oh, wow, it's way better. >> jon came on took it to a new level, gave it his voice. >> then we started to click in when the campaign started. >> he's been behind the desk a year when it's time for the 2000 presidential campaign. >> when steve and i were given access to john mccain's straight
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talk express during the new hampshire primary, that was -- just nobody had gotten any acsession like that before. >> we couldn't raem believe that we were getting the kind of access that we were. it was fun. >> in a moment i'm going to close my eyes and count down from ten at which point my colleagues will scatter throughout the convention center. we just thought that'd be the funniest way. >> people had to start taking him seriously though we weren't taking ourselves seriously. >> at that moment we sort of realize we have to do a good job. people are starting to pay attention. as the campaign progressed a lot of journalists and a lot of on-air people and the actual politicians started becoming fans. >> then on november 7, 2000 for the first time in the modern era, there is no clear winner after election day. >> so as you can see, it's never going to end.
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>> i think that the 2000 election was a turning point both for the show and the way that the rest of the world specifically the media viewed the show. >> the indecision 2000 thing was -- it was like a gift from god. >> all right. florida legislature to name state's electors. among the names considered shooedy mcsteel for bush. >> indecision 2000 you saw this young guy with potential just pick up that baton from killborn and go running to the finish line. they pulled it off superbly. >> seems it was kind of the perfect storm for that to happen. and he was the perfect guy to do it. he had the right mixch intelligence and humor. >> this just in. >> indecision 2000 is considered so influential that it wins the peabody award for public
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service. >> good luck with the emmys. congratulations. >> it almost became what it was spoofing, it became a place you went to for news. not a place you went to watch the news lampooned. >> i think the success of indecision 2000 proved that the show had something more to do than make people laugh. it was part of the national dialogue. >> coming up he went from being interesting to hot to unavoidable. >> when jon stewart has left the building, continues.
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a? >> a root. what does that mean? >> "the daily show"'s" week long indecision 2000 coverage catapults jon stewart. >> it seemed like a fun circus. >> a fun place to be.
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innovative and unusual. seemed unlike what other people were doing. >> i'm not so sure the role of the united states is go around saying this is the way it's got to be. >> all right. that's interesting. >> over the years stewart develops a no holds barred approach. if you fumble or don't get your facts straight stewart called you out. >> he has made news makers and politicians and people in the media conscious about what their gaffes are, maybe more conscientious to try to avoid gaffes. you see people do stuff and then articulate oh, that's going to end up on the daily show. >> resist remuch. we must and we will much about that be committed. >> that was either a screw-up or some profound yoda. >> he would hit me on a gaffe and it would be funny but it would also kind of nudge you.
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sometimes it would be something just totally comical or sometime it would be almost like you know you could do better than that. you take it as a ha-ha better sharpen that up. but you never took it personally. >> but stewart's talent extends beyond poking fun at politicians and the media. his audience also comes to depend on him as a reliable source of information. >> if i wanted to pick out one thing that best exemplifies our country's relationship with guns the phrase minor shooting incident exists. >> jon stewart became a voice for left leaning liberals and intelligent ones but not ones who were just done to follow blindly. they were going to question everything and every step of the way whether it was the other party or their own. like wait a minute why are we doing this? even worse, why are they doing that? >> here we are. progress. chaos created by one's own
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incompetence. that's just bad dictionary. >> international news for the last 10, 15 years has been depressing. it's a tough time. and i think a lot of people wanted to tune it outment of but jon stewart could make people smile. he could make them realize yes, what's going on overseas is complicated and dangerous and depressing but i'm going to tell it to you in a way that makes you laugh. that got people engaged. >> it would come out that young people got you know all of their news from "the daily show" or most and the traditional media. what was behind that though is he seems trustworthy. part of that trust that turned him as a comedian into a trusted source of news part of that trust is emotional trust that you actually have to believe in his authentic human take on
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whatever it is he's talking about. >> with a loyal and growing following, a who's who from hollywood to washington, d.c. and everywhere in between starts to take notice. >> this just in. brokaw interviewed by jackass. >> nailed it. >> the"the daily show" became a destination for people who had serious political ambition. that i think was the amazing thing. that's a tribute to jon and the intelligence of the writers on the show. >> he has one of the largest followings and viewerships in america. if you want votes, or ticket buyers or people to buy your book or whatever it is that you are trying to get to a mass base, he has a dependable mass base. so he became -- he went from being interesting to hot to unavoidable. >> stewart is not only admired by his fans but by his peers as well. >> jon knows his stuff. he doesn't go into an interview
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not knowing his stuff. >> jon read all of the authors' books he had on the show. he read as book like people look through menus. >> i remember going on "the daily show" once when my book came out. i wrote a book called "drift." >> you appear to have invested a great deal of research. >> i treated it like a second job. >> it's making everybody look bad is what i'm saying. i don't think any of us appreciate that. >> sorry. >> not only had he read the book but he read the other books in the field that i thought were relevant to you know sort of context of what i had written about. there is no substitute for doing that work. for doing your own thinking and coming up with your own analysis. that's i think, in part why he has been so consistently engaging for all of these years, which is that he was bringing something new to the table every single night. it was his own take on the issue. >> hello and are you ready to
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restore sanity? >> in 2010 jon stewart takes his wildly popular show on the road. >> more than 200,000 attend the rally to restore sanity and/or fear in washington, d.c. co-hosted by stewart and stephen colbert. >> we work together to get things done every damn day. >> stewart slams washington, and the media. >> the only place we don't is here or on cable tv. >> he had the ability to really step up and challenge himself at calling out the rest of the media for not doing its job properly. >> if we amplify everything we hear nothing. >> jon stewart has something to
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say and millions are listening. >> we're live welcome to night at too many stars. >> in 2006 he begins using his popularity to further a charitable cause. each year stewart calls on his celebrity friends to help raise money for autism. the night of too many stars has so far raised $18 million. >> everyone the chance -- >> while jon stewart is publicly shining a light on a cause he holds dear there is another charitable effort taking place, much more privately. to provide professional opportunities to u.s. war veterans. >> called the america corporate partners reached out to jon stewart and asked him to mentor one veteran. >> american corporate partners is a not for profit organization that connects veterans like august to business leaders. >> jon stewart said don't give me one, give me 24. or 20. and i want to take them through
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"the daily show" program and teach them what we do here. >> "the daily show" veteran immersion program is born and denell is one of the first to work beside jon and hills staff. to date more than 70 veterans benefitted from the program. >> jon stewart was very involved with us. it's amazing to know there are people out there in the country for these returning veterans coming home that really do care about them that really do want them to succeed and will do things above and beyond to help them succeed. >> coming up on the air after a national tragedy. >> we're all standing around looking like okay who's going to be the first one to start crying. >> when jon stewart has left the building continues. yeah, they're really choosy about what goes in. so, only certain cuts of kosher beef meet their strict standards and then they pick the best from that. oh man! what'd we do? they're all ruined. help yourself!
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that everyone understood. young people could understand it but old people didn't ask their kids what did he mean by that? >> jon stewart's popularity grows and "the daily show" becomes a news maker itself. >> he had a great advantage, everyone wanted to be on his show. >> because he had that power he could ask people anything and he usually did. >> when guests came on almost everything they did made some news, and it sort of powered a million blogs the next morning. >> all the candidates want to be on even though i'm sure they are afraid at the same time. >> i think i know whose side they're on. >> they are on america's side. >> obama has been pretty funny when he has been on there. >> if you could i'd like you to hope up some of these very common phrases that people hear. i'm calling to ask if you're happy with your cell phone service. >> i'm calling to find out if
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you're happy with your cell phone service. >> you don't feel like you know the person. yet when they are sitting there fooling around with jon stewart maybe they have a sense that people see the other side of them. >> i'm issuing a new executive order. that jon stewart cannot leave the show. jon stewart is taken seriously by important guests. not only because he's popular but because he sheds light on issues in a way no one else does. >> jon's brand of satire people retain information more when it entertains them. so if you can get an important and i laugh i tend to remember it. >> he attacks george w. bush's handling of the economy. >> it's interesting what the price of gas has done. it caused people to drive less.
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the market place works. >> interesting what the mortgage crisis has done. it's get more people to live outside. market place works. >> stewart is not afraid to challenge politicians on hot topics like climate change. >> how long will it take for the sea level to rise two heat? think about. if your ice cube melts in the glass it doesn't owe zrerflow. some of the things they are talking about mathematically and scientifically don't make sense. >> are you bleeping kidding me. >> stewart is an early critic of the iraq war which is waged through much of his run as host of "the daily show." >> let's start tonight with our continuing coverage of mesopotamia. >> jon was asking the us to look at where is the evidence run the evidence past me one more time. i'm not sure i understand it. and that's what a lot of
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journalists felt like they had wished they had done in retrospect is really questioned what's the impetus for this. >> you can have all of these and more call and order. that's what i call being completely wrong about iraq. >> sometimes even poor jon stewart there is no punch line. >> jon stewart allowed himself the vulnerability of being emotional at times and not even knowing how to deal with it except allowing the emotions to come out. >> and sometimes his authentic human take is sad or speechless or moved in a way that makes him not want to be funny. >> i didn't do my job today. so i apologize. i got nothing for you in terms of like jokes and sounds. balls of what happened in south carolina. >> this wasn't a gimmick, this wasn't something that he was conjuring up. he had nothing and then we went there with him because we had nothing. >> i honestly have nothing.
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other than just sadness. once again that we have to peer into the abyss of the depraved violence we do to each other in the nexus of a gaping racial wound that will not heal yet we pretend doesn't exist. >> i think that captured a sort of weariness in america about guns, about mass shootings, about violence. he shared in our exhaustion with it all. there is something disarming about that. >> perhaps the most difficult moment in the show's history, finding the right words after 9/11. >> there is no other way to start the show than to ask you at home the question that we asked the audience here tonight, that we've asked everybody that we know here in new york since september 11 that is are you okay? >> when jon spoke from the heart and didn't go for the joke it was moving but its strength was
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that it gauged exactly what we needed at that moment. >> any fool can destroy, like to see these guys these firefighters and policemen and people literally with buckets rebuilding that that is -- that's extraordinary. and that's why we've already won. >> we're all watching the show being taped and we're all standing around looking like okay, who's going to be the first one to start crying. >> the view from my apartment was the world trade center. and now it's gone. and they attacked it this
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getting longer. employers added 215,000 jobs last month. fewer than expected. the rate helps steady at 5.3%. charles schumer the number 3 democrat has come out against a nuclear deal with iran saying there is a strong case we are better off without it. more at the top of the hour. one thing we've learned during jon stewart's tenure at the daily show if you are defying his logic he will take you down. >> sometimes it's uncomfortable to watch but i don't think it happened in the case you could really seriously argue that it wasn't just a little bit deserved. >> no one is off limits. even world leaders like former pakistani president. >> last time you were here i asked you where osama bin laden
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was. funny story. as it turns out, he was there. so, that was weird. >> stewart also confronts journalists like judith miller. >> that i believe that you helped the administration take us to like the most devastating mistake in foreign policy we made in like 100 years. but you seem lovely. >> he's done a very good job keeping people to task. he was relentless. the more they would dig in firing back he would dig in going after them. so he couldn't be intimidated. >> stewart isn't intimidated by some of america's sacred institutions like chicago style pizza. >> this is not pizza. this is the tomato soup in a bread bowl. this is an above ground marinara swimming pool for rats. >> through the years no one
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person or entity is a bigger target than fox news. >> your job is to discredit any source of criticism that might hurt the conservative brand. >> fox news is the gift that keeps on giving. if you think boy, you have good comedy writers, it's chilling but it's funny. >> by the way, for all of you kids watching at home santa just is white but this person is arguing that maybe we should also have a black santa. but santa is what he is so you know we're debating this because someone wrote about it kids. >> i think if anything made him angry he could point out somebody is saying something that's a blatant lie or wrong. you could feel that coming out. >> chaos on [ bleep ] mountain. >> in one episode jon spends the entire show impersonating the antics of then fox news host glenn beck. >> i'm not saying believing there should be a minimum
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standard for how much lead can be in our paint might lead to the government having a right to sterilize and kill jews. i'm not saying that might be the case. i'm saying that's the case. >> but stewart's favorite sparring partner at fox is bill o'reilly. >> like any one else i love the interviews. they are crazy television. >> you and i are lucky guys. we made it we worked hard. it's not because we're white. >> wait. >> well you think i'm sitting here because i'm white? what are you a moron? i'm sitting here -- >> when the stword is so sharp as jon would have it's so fun watching someone get shish kebabed. >> did that upbringing leave a mark on you even today? >> of course. every upbringing leaves a mark. >> could black people live in levittown? >> not at that time. >> so that my friend is what we call in the business white
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privilege. >> he was honestly interesting and engaging with o'reilly. what o'reilly does and some things he wanted to make him answer for them. >> the far right seems an obvious source of material. but sometimes the left gets hit just as hard. >> we were an equal opportunity offender which meant if the there was bad behavior we were going to comment on it and we weren't -- we would happily cross political and party lines. >> that's the case when secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius stops by to discuss the roll-out of the obamacare website. >> we're going to a challenge. i'm going to try and download every movie ever made. and you are going to try to sign up for obamacare. we'll see which happens first. >> what makes jon stewart so powerful is that he can look at what his own people are doing and say hello, what are we doing? and honestly that's the
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important thing if you're going to be a pundit you have to sort of look at everything. particularly if you're going to be a funny pundit. >> one of his most infamous confrontations comes on march 12 2009 when cnbc mad money host jim cramer takes the hot seat in the wake of one of the biggest financial crisis to date. >> how the hell did we end up here? what happened? >> i don't know. i don't know. >> i think jon was trying to channel this kind of national sense of anger at everything that happened and so when jim cramer got in that room, he was the embodiment of everything that jon wanted to take down. and boy, did he take him down. >> it feels like we are capitalizing, your adventure. by our pension and our --owe and that it a game you know that you know is going on but that you go on telezrigs as a financial network and pretend
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isn't happening. >> when jon is faced with someone that is infuriating and you're thinking sic 'em. >> you knew what the banks were doing and yet were touting it for months and months. the entire network was. and so now to pretend this was some sort of crazy once in a lifetime tsunami nobody could have seen coming is disingenuous and criminal at worst. >> he is so armed with facts and so armed with quips that they have no idea. >> made mistakes we have 17 hours of live tv to do. i certainly -- >> maybe you could cut down on that. >> coming up the daily show's cast of correspondents brings big laughs. >> he had this sort of amazing combination of arrogance and stupidity which worked perfectly together. >> when jon stewart has left the building continues. so i definitely qualify. so what else
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jon stewart has play add major role in redefining how the public gets its news. but "the daily show" was never a one-man show. >> let me assure my viewers that from now on there will be no pusseeing out. >> what's that. >> my sources tell me if he doesn't win his mother has said she will stop loving him. >> many of the show's on-air correspondents have gone on to become major players in hollywood and tv. steve carell, ed helms, john oliver stephen colbert and countless others. all rose to fame after cutting their teeth sharing air time with stewarjon came on you knew that he needed correspondents
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needed people to play off of. >> jon's front and center but i think jon let all of us shine. >> even i felt gay buying a ticket to this movie. >> i got to work with steve carell and i got to work with stephen colbert. and they were two of the most naturally funny people i ever met. >> they were so effortlessly just bam, every time. like give it to us steve. >> in what seemed like a good idea at the time we tested the effects of massive quantities of alcohol on a human subject. >> specifically steve carell. >> did an anti-drinking piece where we actually just went out and locked off a camera and korrel drank and drank until he was really drunk. >> it is now 10:35. steve has had seven drinks and moving on to his eighth. >> steve carell had this amazing combination of arrogance and
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stupidity which just worked perfectly together. >> how do you reconcile the fact that you were one of the most vocal critics of pork barrel politics yet while you were chairman of the commerce committee that committee set a record for unauthorized appropriations. just kidding. no. i don't even know what that means. >> colbert found his persona and ran with it. >> have you had a chance to go to disney world? >> actually i didn't make it. >> did you have a chance to go to universal studios. >> no. i missed those. >> have you had a chance to lie to congress? >> when colbert was given his turn at the anchor desk fans and producers took notice. >> jon left for a few months to do a movie and the cars spoken dents were given their night to fill in for jon.
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>> welcome to "the daily show" with john stew wafrmt ironically i'm stephen colbert. >> and we're watching and like this guy should have his own show. he like hit it out of the park. >> if my presence here makes the fake news i've done my job. >> to see a job who had that many comedic skills a chance to show us was magic. >> the steves may be a-listers now. but how they landed on a little are cable show in the late 90s is the stuff of legend. >> this agent called me up and said i'm going to send you a tape of this guy stephen colbert. it was a sketch called waiters who are nauseated by food is from the short lived dana car vee show. >> we have milk fed veal with mint jelly that -- that comes with asparagus tips and caper sauce. >> one look and i called the guy back and said when can he start.
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>> two seasons later the daily show was looking for more talent. >> i called back i knew it was crazy. i said hey, do you have another stephen colbert. he said go back to the tape that you loved so much and check out the waiter in the back. >> today's seafood is flounder. >> that's his best friend and performing partner steve kora rel. the rest as they say is history. >> but everybody was great. beth littleford they all had different personas. >> i loved working with beth because she had this great combination of sincerity and sarcasm. >> how can a young girl expect to gain self-esteem if she isn't allowed to be judged as she parades around in her bathing it. . i loved the barbara walters pair
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0 day parodies. >> i sat down with todd bridges, gary coleman a bitter david cassidy cassidy. >> boy george and i had fun. >> have you thought about settling down, marrying nicole kidman and adopting a couple of kids? >> oh. >> the crack team of fake reporters helped stewart make "the daily show" appointment television tackling any topic from race relationings. >> you say in these times the new face of criminality is now white. >> i'm glad you're finally admitting you thought it was black. >> to terrorism. >> we're trying to do a thing where we say iranians like hate americans. can you do that for me? >> to taxes. >> new jersey has the highest property tax in the nation. >> what are you getting for it? it's an awful state. >> exactly. >> we hired great people and they went on to greatness. >> the correspondents on the show have a great platform to establish who they are, what their voice s what their point of view is. so, i would imagine any one who
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has been on that show and shown how funny they can be has a big future in front of them. >> yes behind every great host is a great cast of characters. and no one knows that better than the man himself. >> when you look at the talent that passed through these doors, it would be hard to screw this show up. i want to thank everybody who lent their talents to this program. it meant the world. >> a big part of this legacy is jon stewart executive producer. jon stewart as launcher of careers. >> what you want is a leader who is able to mentor people on the show, and not feel jealous when their talent begins to rise. and i think instead of being upset about that or competitive he felt pride in that. and that i think is what a leader is. >> thank you very much. >> oh, no thank you. >> coming up jon says his final daily show good-bye. when jon stewart has left the building continues.
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you were rye tiring at the top of the game like most people wish. spend all of this time with your kids. it may be too much from now, six weeks from now you are on that farm in new jersey with your family hanging out and your kids will turn to you and say dad, we love you, get a job. >> after 16 years, more than 2500 episodes 20 emmys, and two peabody awards the curtain has closed on "the daily show" with jon stewart. his last show raises more than $2 million for new york collaborates for autism in a raffle-like drawing to attend the final taping. as jon stewart leaves the set adoring fans are left to wonder what's next? some believe it will be a stab at a career as a movie director. >> going to shoot a movie there,
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based on really an amazing story that began. >> in 2013 jon stewart took an extended hiatus from "the daily show", 12 weeks to direct his first movie, rose water. >> i got the sense from what i read jon stewart enjoyed his first direct orrial effort. i wouldn't be surprised if we don't see more. i hope he takes a vacation and figures out what he wants to do. certainly there will be people that can't wait to see what he does next. >> he has been doing the show for 17 years so he probably first thing he is probably going to do is rest. >> you want to take some time to just remember what your family looks like. and enjoy these evenings. >> so many are curious, what will the new daily show look like in the hands of a relatively unknown south african comic, trevor noah. >> with me trevor noah. >> i'm excited to see what the new daily show is.
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i think the idea that a new host brings a new sensibility, a new point of view is always exciting to see. i think the smart thing that they are doing i think with "the daily show" is not trying to re-invent it. >> hey, trevor. could you give me like 20 more minutes? >> it will be exciting to see what trevor brings to it. >> trevor noah is funny and smart and likable. and that's kind of what you need. i just i believe in him. i hope it goes well. >> of course "the daily show" has transitioned before. but following jon stewart many feel trevger noah has big shoes to fill. >> jon stewart from soup to nuts, it's been so good night after night for so long i think he's changed media and politics more than he will ever admit. but what i will just miss is watching him on tv. >> i think he'll be remembered
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as someone who helped young people get through this horrible period that has been the 9/11 generation. >> i think he will be always revered as someone who blurred the lines between news and comedy and who became the conscience of a generation. >> every once in a while you see an original and jon stewart is an original. >> i got big news. this is it. this is the final episode. >> on thursday night, that original signed off "the daily show" on comedy central for the very last time. >> i'll never forget you, jon. but i will be trying. >> good riddance, smart ass. >> and just when i'm running for president. what a bummer. >> see you. >> have fun feeding your rabbits, quitter. >> i'm john stew wafrmt i'm dumb, i'm stupid and so long
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jack ass. >> i have the privilege to say something to you that is not in the prompter right now. >> don't do this. >> here is the thing. you said to me and many other people never to thank you because we owe you nothing. >> that's right. >> one of the few times i have known you to be dead wrong. we owe you and we are better people for having known you. you are a great artist and a good man. >> i worked in a lot of different atmosphere at levels of toxicity and this is the most beautiful place i've been and i'll never have that again. and i had to come to terms with that before leaving knowing what i was walking away from. >> the end of an era. comedian, writer producer director actor and critic. >> let me make something clear. i'm not dying. >> jon stewart has left the building.
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