Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes on What Jon Stewart Wrought

Liberal TV learned a lot from the Jon Stewart method.

attends the 51st USO Armed Forces Gala & Gold Medal Dinner on December 13, 2012 in New York City.

Photographer: Michael Loccisano

The Jon Stewart news cycle has taken on a sort of elegiac feel. Media reporters have asked what The Daily Show host's retirement may mean for Comedy Central. Progressive writers, increasingly, have welcomed the news as a way to start something new in the comedy/news sphere.

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