Jon Stewart Remakes “The Daily Show” and Then Remakes News

Vanity Fair provides choice excerpts from Chris Smith’s The Daily Show (The Book), including his struggles with the inherited staff and defining a new vision: “the show needed to have a point of view and couldn’t just be the kid at the back of the classroom throwing spitballs in all directions.” The new point of view (skewering bullshit) hit the zeitgeist bullseye as pretentious hacks were a dime a dozen on the airwaves and in the Bush administration.

How Jon Stewart Took Over The Daily Show and Revolutionized Late-Night TV: An Oral History, 11.2.16