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25 years Ago Jon Stewart Took Over The Daily Show And Redefined Political Comedy

25 years Ago Jon Stewart Took Over The Daily Show And Redefined Political Comedy

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Hillary Clinton reacts to host Jon Stewart on The Daily Show in 2014. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Hillary Clinton reacts to host Jon Stewart on The Daily Show in 2014.

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You might not remember, but Jon Stewart wasn't the first host of The Daily Show.

In 1999 he took over from Craig Kilborn and ushered in a unique blend of comedy and political commentary that was more pointed than anything that viewers of late night comedy had seen before.

The cultural impact of The Daily Show is undeniable. Some of today's best-known comedians got a start on the show.

But when a comedian becomes a trusted source of news, boundaries can become blurry.

NPR's Andrew Limbong speaks with television critic Matt Brennan, Deputy Editor of Entertainment and Arts for the Los Angeles Times, about what Brennan has called Stewart's "complicated legacy."

This episode was produced by Connor Donevan and Avery Keatley. It was edited by Jeanette Woods. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.