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  • Jon Stewart delivered his final moment of zen after 16 years
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The Daily Show: America’s Gen Y lose their anchor of hope

For the past 16 years, Jon Stewart has hosted The Daily Show, poking fun at America’s politics and national media. In the process, he became a darling of America’s Gen Y. But how did Stewart’s satire come to resonate so clearly with this generation? And where will they head next for their news?

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For the past 16 years, Jon Stewart has hosted The Daily Show, poking fun at America’s politics and national media. In the process, he has become the news darling of America’s Gen Y; more than one in ten 18- to 29-years-old consider The Daily Show to be the most trustworthy news source on TV. [1]

In April 2015, Stewart announced he was to step down as host. His departure in August left a cavernous hole in the fabric of US Gen Y news programming, many of whom don’t know a political world without Stewart. But how did ...

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