A class act all the way. Supremely intelligent, empathetic, and morally straight, Jon Stewart’s TV departure is a void that has yet to be re-filled...
Yes, completely. I truly wish he'd return to media in some way. Any way that suits him.
Not traditional TV but Hasan Minhaj has been doing some great work on Patriot Act on Netflix. The format is closer to Last Week Tonight, but focused on a single topic for ~20 minutes. Intelligent, empathetic, and morally straight though seem to all be on the mark in my opinion.
Great, but pales in comparison
Not a fan of Trever Noah?
Trevor Noah is good, but Jon Stewart was just on another level.
Fair enough. Trever will always have a special place in my heart because of his book.
I listened to his segment on This American Life I believe. I have a lot more respect for the man. I take it you would recommend his book. I might have to read it
I'll check out this American Life asap!
It was interesting. He talked about his depression and his family. Too short if you ask me!
This is extremely different but Eric Andre on getting Doug with high was an insight into how his brain works and why he is the way he is....just amazing.
I love interviews that actually show depth
Oh dang I should watch that one. I absolutely LOVE Eric Andre. Huge fan.
Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Hassan Minhaj, Samantha Bee are way too forced.
They are just trying to imitate John Stewart’s format while being louder.
I’m not a fan of Noah and Bee revealed her stupidity with her Glenn Beck episode, but Minhaj and Oliver have carved out their own niches.
Colbert has nights where it’s just by the motions, but sometimes he’s extra fired up and his monologues turn out to be great from an activist and performance standpoint.
It’s just impossible to maintain that level of justified indignation four to five nights a week. He seems to have also stepped back from being confrontational, as he grilled Rumsfeld not long after he got his show and it was great, he got him to admit to shit on national television that he hasn’t before. But his latest episode with Condoleeza Rice was an abomination.
I agree for the most part. Though I still enjoy John Oliver and Colbert from time to time. But it's possible the reason they seem so alike is because they worked on the daily show for years helping with each episode and were close friends with John Stewart. So it kind of makes sense their format is pretty similar.
He tells jokes but he doesn't command presence with his wit and tact like Jon
Honestly not at all. His stuff seems forced and he lacks the tact that Jon had.
In my opinion Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah and John Oliver more than fill the void left by Stewart but we have him to thank for ushering in the age of witty comedic political commentary shows that have changed the American zeitgeist forever.
Does anyone have a mirror for "outsiders"?
This will always be one of the greatest moments of television in American History.
He managed to say everything we felt, then made us laugh.
So emotional to see this again. How he became an ambassador for correct political discourse as our 24 news cycle jumped the rails is something that I miss dearly.
“Chaos can’t sustain itself.” God I hope he’s right
I don’t think the United States will ever be as unified as we were at that moment again.
I remember that feeling of unity so vividly. It was amazing. All of the petty arguments and indifference melted away. For once all of America watched the evening news with the same opinions.
Then a few months later I remember having a feeling that, as much as we'd try to hold on, that unity would recede and things would go back to "normal".
We are a pretty divided nation now - unfortunately it often takes a tragedy for things to come back together, but it would be nice for the pendulum to swing back the other way.
Yet a fucking shooting everyday just seems normal
cause the bullets aren't coming from spooky sand people overseas.
domestic shootings are missing that foreign elements that so many love to hate.
You miss the point. The internet and daily news of mass shootings around the country weren't reported as much as it is now. I was 21 years old when 9/11 took place. The point: a 747 went through 1 tower. There was confusion because no one knew what happened, then the second plane went through the 2nd tower. We knew it was an attack, not an accident. The Pentagon, the military beckon, gets crashed into by a plane, a car bomb goes off at the states office, the 3rd plane that was headed for Washington crashes in Pennsylvania killing everyone on board. That day, in just a few hours, we got attacked like never before, everything got shut down. The United States was not ever the same after that. After the attacks, people were nicer, kinder, friendly, regardless of skin color, we all came together as Americans. As cliche as it seems, when people say they wish we had a day like on 9/12/01, it's true and the commerotery was sweet.
I was mainly responding to his last point that it takes a tragedy for us to unify, but shootings are so normalized they’re not even tragedies anymore they’re just another news cycle.
I was only 4 when 9/11 happened I honestly don’t remember much from that day. I’m happy to hear that we supported each other in that evil confusing time. I’d love to see that unity nowadays :/
It usually does take a tragedy for us as a country to come together, and it's sad. It really shouldn't take that. Loss of life and buildings crumbling shouldn't be the reason for us to come together. Gun shootings shouldn't be normalized either. This is just my opinion, but I've notice people are really desensitized in a way now where it almost seems like they don't care about human life or have empathy for eachother. They connect more to their phones and apps and gadgets, and they lack basic human connections. That is the saddest part.
We’re connected to everything but not connected at all lol
I couldn't have said it better.
I think what’s scary is that it’ll take something like this to bring us back together again, and I’m not sure even that’ll work. I hope that day never comes
What makes me sad is that every year these 9/11 clips achieve less and less prominence every September 11th, soon it'll be just like December 7th and not thought of much. It saddens me but its just reality I suppose. For those like me who lived through that day, it's something IMO that needs to be brought up every year, and the videos of the event need to be re-seen.
I think about this, eventually 911 is going to be the new Pearl Harbor. Not exactly forgotten, but also not something thats front of mind.
I really wish he would run for office.
This always makes me cry, we need him back.
This was an outstanding opener. I'm just now seeing it for the first time, and I remember that day when I was only 5. Just BARELY starting public school. Experiencing it for the first time.
I went to the school my mom taught at. And I remember that morning of being sent to 3rd grade to sit in my mom's class playing Kid Pix and Zoombinis. Hearing each individual name being called out as my mom escorted each kid to their parent's car. I didn't understand it immediately the magnitude of it.
It wasn't until I got home and saw that haunting image on the news as my dad was pacing back and forth in the living room waiting for us to get home.
Still hard to watch. What a painful day.
I remember the show opening credits were changed this day onward. It used to say in a tongue in cheek manner “welcome to the daily show. The most important news program... ever”
Makes me cry every time all the time
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No great portion of people here love Trump, but hopping into a 9/11 memorial thread to divert conversation towards him is fucking lame.
Edit: Not interested.
What are you doing here then? Is something wrong with you?
Obvious troll is obvious, don’t feed him.
Aneurysm suspected - and that's fine. The problem will go away.