Yesterday was the last day of Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show and it was an extended program that avoided becoming overly sentimental because it is clear that Stewart does not like to talk about himself. I will definitely miss him but I understand why he is leaving and the timing of his exit.
The first segment saw a parade of all the correspondents who have worked on the show come back for cameos.
The second segment had some people, some of whom were the targets of his barbs, taking good-natured jabs at him.
The third segment had Stephen Colbert give an amusing and heartfelt tribute to Stewart’s mentoring and nurturing of the talent who appeared on the program. This was as maudlin as it got.
The next segment introduced as to the vast number of people who work behind the scenes to put the show on the air. The numbers involved were even greater than I imagined.
He then gave his departing editorial commentary.
The final segment saw Bruce Springsteen and his band give a rousing send off.