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1999: Jon Stewart Takes the Reins of 'The Daily Show'
January 11, 2017  | By TV WW  | 1 comment
 
On this day in 1999, comedian Jon Stewart took the reins of Comedy Central's satirical newscast, The Daily Show, replacing original host Craig Kilborn.

Under Stewart, The Daily Show became less focused on pop culture and, instead, zeroed in on national and international news, politics and newsmakers.

The series — which launched in 1996 — remains Comedy Central's longest-running program, and launched spinoff, The Colbert Report, starring former Daily Show correspondent, Stephen Colbert. The Colbert Report ended in December 2014 as Stephen Colbert replaced David Letterman in May 2015 as host of Late Show on CBS.

Jon Stewart's replacement, Trevor Noah, took over The Daily Show on September 28, 2015.
 
 
 
 
 
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Robert
I'm a Bianculiac! I enjoy every minute of you on Fresh Air. Only one other writer (David McCouough) conjures the voice of the author as clearly as you.

I don't even particularly like television. For me, a sign of a compelling communicator is that they can fascinate their audience on topics they care nothing about.

My case in point is the film Hustle & Flow. I do not care a thing about Rap music, but that movie was incredibly compelling. Likewise, we have a local DJ who play only Big Band. Again, don't care, but he makes it interesting.

You are that kind of communictor, both in writing and on radio. I'm glad to be able to enjoy, even from a distance, your thoughts and ideas.

I look forward to hearing you more on the radio. And tell Terri I'm the millionth guy with a geek-crush on her!

Best regards,

Robert
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Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is available on Amazon for under $20.

Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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