Nine times Jon Stewart proved he was more than just a comedian

August 6, 2015 11:01 AM

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As something more than a comedian yet not quite a journalist, Jon Stewart holds a singular place in American culture. With his final episode of "The Daily Show" approaching, here's a look back at highlights from his 16 years as host of the satirical news show -- definitive moments when he proved his abilities as not only a humorist, but also a media critic, Iraq war skeptic, advocate for 9/11 responders and champion of authentic New York pizza.

Many fans discovered "The Daily Show" during the 2000 presidential campaign and the subsequent messy recount in Florida, a political circus tailor-made for Stewart's pointed satire. In the clip above, Stewart reacts to the news that, following a 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court, George W. Bush woul...

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