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Laughter, emotion as fans say goodbye to Jon Stewart

Friday, August 07, 2015 - 01:13

Audience members applaud comedian Jon Stewart - ''a funny Walter Cronkite'' - after the final taping of ''The Daily Show''. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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It's with mixed emotions fans say goodbye to funnyman Jon Stewart... leaving "The Daily Show" studio one last time. South African comedian Trevor Noah will take over in late September. On Stewart's watch, the Daily Show racked up 18 prime-time Emmy awards over 16 years... time the host spent poking fun at politicians, as well as tv news and culture. Many fans who watched the last "Daily Show" taping say Stewart delivered an excellent finale: (SOUNDBITE) (English) ROBERTA MELLI, AUDIENCE MEMBERS, SAYING: "It's was fabulous, so good." (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED AUDIENCE MEMBER, SAYING: "I mean, Jon Stewart is a member of television history. He's as iconic as Walter Cronkite. He's iconic - a funny Walter Cronkite, you know?" Fittingly, American rock icon Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band gave the musical sendoff. (SOUNDBITE) (English) VICKY SANDIN, AUDIENCE MEMBER, SAYING: "The end his wife and his two little children came on and they danced to Bruce Springsteen and you could tell that he was really happy to be with them." And now, as a presence in American life for years, this family man faces a new future... although he has given very few clues as to what shape his career will take on next...

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Laughter, emotion as fans say goodbye to Jon Stewart

Friday, August 07, 2015 - 01:13