The End Of An Era: Jon Stewart Is Leaving 'The Daily Show'
It's just been announced that Jon Stewart will be leaving the "The Daily Show" at the end of the year.
Since 1999, Stewart has provided hilarious, informative and, at times, moving coverage of news and politics.
Throughout this time, many Americans have regarded his show as one of the most trusted news sources available.
Comedy Central made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday:
Thank you Jon. pic.twitter.com/yPdxjnkuLw — Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral) February 10, 2015
Through his satirical approach, Stewart has made some of the most complicated topics both comical and comprehensible.
Simply put, he's made a lot of boring political topics simultaneously fun and engaging.
The news of his departure has likely hit Millennials harder than any other group, as this demographic grew up with "The Daily Show."
Given that its counterpart, "The Colbert Report," also concluded recently, one wonders where Generation-Y might turn to for its news.
Stewart was there for 9/11, he helped us laugh through the Bush years and he's certainly called out President Obama when he deserves it.
All the while, Stewart has continuously held conventional news reporting to a higher standard by revealing its hypocrisy and shortcomings through comedy.
He made the news fun for this generation, and he taught it why and how to care about what's important.
Here is Stewart at his very best back in 2001, providing commentary on the tragic events of 9/11:
Indeed, it's the end of an era.
Stewart's replacement has yet to be announced, but whoever it ends up being certainly has some very big shoes to fill.
Citations: Jon Stewart leaving The Daily Show this year (The Washington Post), But how will I get my news Millennials facing life without The Colbert Report (The Washington Post), Jon Stewart Is A More Trusted News Source Than MSNBC Study Says (Huffington Post)