Jon Stewart: Reinventing Television

[Jon] Stewart likes to protest that he doesn’t pay any mind to this. All he and his crew do, he says, “is try and put out a funny, well-written show about current events.” But push a bit and he shows himself to be a savvy observer and critic of his industry. Not entirely surprising: He’s spent 15 years in cable and syndicated television, a stint that includes three failed MTV projects. And his scorching critique of television on CNN’s Crossfire last fall was so dead-on that the network’s president cited Stewart’s indictment when he canceled the show in January.
Wired 13.09: Reinventing Television