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Jon Stewart usually ended the show with a "Moment of Zen" clip from the media or popular culture. However, during the week after American historian Howard Zinn's January 2010 death, one episode instead ended with a "Moment of Zinn," a brief clip of Zinn's 2005 appearance on the show. See more »


Some of the world globes in the opening credits spun in the wrong direction until 2015. See more »


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One of the funniest shows on TV.
23 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

From Jon Stewart's zany wit to Stephen and Steven's outrageous sarcasm, to Lewis Black's volcanic sardonic rants, to Mo Rocca's clever political satire, to the sly, subtle, absurd humor from regulars such as Tolan, Woods, Walls, Helms, Corddry, Harris, et al. ... this wonderful, unique, insightful, and unbelievably hilarious tv show is truly a delight to watch.

For many young adults, the complex truths and shades of grey in this new "adult world" tend to be oversimplified and broadly painted by the ratings crazed popular News Media. It is a relief and a comfort to view a program to poke fun and point out the underlying absurdity of it all. Understand, this show does not preach, and its intentions are first, and foremost, to crack jokes and promote laughter. But in an era when lowbrow, kitschy humor and shock seem to be the easiest path to laughter, it is a pleasure and a blessing to have such a smart, witty, and insightful show as this one.

Not to be missed.

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