Jon Stewart leaving ‘Daily Show’

February 11, 2015 12:09 AM

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Jon Stewart, the comedian who turned Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” into a sharp-edged nightly commentary on the news, the people behind it and the media reporting (and sometimes misreporting) it, said Tuesday that he would step down from the program after more than 16 years as its anchor.

Stewart disclosed his plans during a taping of the program Tuesday. His announcement that we would depart was confirmed by Comedy Central, which said in a statement that he would “remain at the helm of ‘The Daily Show' until later this year” but did not elaborate on Stewart’s next steps or the futur...

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