This is a breaking news item from NY Times.
Jon Stewart, the comedian who made Comedy Central’s "The Daily Show" a nightly home for sharp-edged political satire and up-to-the-moment commentary on the news, said on Tuesday that he planned to leave the program.
Mr. Stewart made the announcement on Tuesday’s episode. His departure was confirmed by the channel, which said in a statement, "Jon will remain at the helm of ‘The Daily Show’ until later this year."
How sad. There is a generation who grew up getting their news from The Daily Show. If you can define "growing up" as a transition from 60 to 70, count me in. The lame-stream media sucked so my grad student talked me into getting my information from Comedy Central.