Stewart will no longer be looking out for us

February 12, 2015 4:13 PM

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It was only minutes into an interview with Jon Stewart before a screening of his film, "Rosewater," last November when I knew he would never fully return to "The Daily Show." Working on that heartfelt and effective movie about an Iranian journalist who was imprisoned by the regime for 118 days made the comedian wax poetic about how lasting and indelible film was compared to a television show.

He was explicit about his change in attitude in his surprise announcement that he was leaving at the end of Tuesday's show. "What is this fluid," he said, pointing to his eyes. "What are these feelings," he said pounding the desk. He then confirmed what he had hinted at a few months earlier. "This s...

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