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The late night sky is falling–Stewart departs from The Daily Show

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I first saw the news on Facebook in bold caps: JON STEWART IS LEAVING THE DAILY SHOW. Even though I’m a huge fan, my first reaction was to worry about my son hearing the news. He’s a millennial and for him and his peers, Stewart is the absurdist Walter Cronkite, the man they trust to deliver, and analyze, the news. Not only has Stewart kept his generation informed, he made them aware of and even interested in politics, world events, social issues and so much more. To anyone who has tried to inspire interest about current events in the younger generation, this is no small feat. My son’s reaction was predictable—he declared it the end of the world as we…

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