Jon Stewart’s Final ‘The Daily Show’ Brims With Warmth, Emotion
Genuine warmth is an extraordinarily rare commodity on television, which is why Jon Stewart’s final “The Daily Show” was something to be treasured, savored and maybe even played back a few times. As with most media-hyped events, Stewart’s exit came with such inflated expectations that it’s the sort of thing the host himself would have delighted in skewering.
Yet the parade of former correspondents who lined up to bid him farewell not only celebrated what he called “the talent that has passed through these doors” but the guy who gave them that opportunity as he rides into the sunset.
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Jonathan “Jon” Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and television host. He was the host of The Daily Show, asatirical news program that aired on Comedy Central, from 1999 to 2015.
Stewart started as a stand-up comedian, but branched into television as host of Short Attention Span Theater for Comedy Central. He went on to host his own show on MTV, called The Jon Stewart Show, and then hosted another show on MTV called You Wrote It, You Watch It. He has also had several film roles as an actor, but has done few cinematic projects since becoming the host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central in early 1999. He is also a writer and co-executive producer of the show. After Stewart joined, The Daily Show steadily gained popularity and critical acclaim, resulting in his eighteen Emmy Awards.
Stewart has gained acclaim as an acerbic, satirical critic of personality-driven media shows, in particular those of the U.S. media networks such as CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. Critics say Stewart benefits from a double standard: he critiques other news shows from the safe, removed position of his “fake news” desk.
The relationship we share with animals is unique and powerful. Even before the advent of animal domestication, a mutually beneficial and dynamic bond has existed between animals and humans. Few can argue that the human-animal bond has profoundly influenced human culture, physiology and emotion as well as the innate biology and behavior of animals.
What exactly is the human-animal bond?
It is defined as a connection between people and animals, domestic and wild. Those that study the bond between animals and humans are anthrozoologists and through their studies they have come to the conclusion that our love of animals is intrinsically linked to who we are as humans.
Without animals, we would not have made the transition from hunter-gatherers to an agrarian society.
“IOTD” is image of the day, a concept I came up with. I teach visual meditative therapy – or in easy terms – a mini mental holiday. For some people it is very difficult for them to get their image right. I post an image a day for people to use in their mini mental vacay. Some are serious, some are silly, and some are just beautiful!”’