Can Jon Stewart’s New Apple Series Outrun the Shadow of ‘The Daily Show’?

”What he’s up against is competing with his old legacy,“ Syracuse professor Bob Thompson says

Jon Stewart’s celebrated run as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” birthed the current politically charged late-night TV landscape. Now he’s competing against his own legacy.

On Thursday, Stewart launches “The Problem With Jon Stewart,” a biweekly current event series for Apple TV+ that promises to be much more serious and thought-provoking than what viewers may remember from the former late-night host. Each episode will focus on a single issue, which will then be expanded upon further in a companion podcast.

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Tim Baysinger

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