When Jon Stewart announced on Tuesday that he is leaving the host chair of The Daily Show on Comedy Central later this year, he prompted great dismay among his many fans. The show has influenced a generation of young people — especially liberals and Democrats — and changed how they view both the news and politics.

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When comedian Jon Stewart announced he was leaving The Daily Show, that sound you heard was 2016's presidential hopefuls breathing a collective sigh of relief.

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Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson of Pop Culture Happy Hour talk about the aftermath of Jon Stewart's farewell from The Daily Show and what might come next for him and his show.

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This is the first time an Australian will compete in the song competition that brings in nearly 200 million viewers. The big question is: who will represent Australia at the event in May?

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NBC News announced it suspended anchor Brian Williams without pay for six months over a story inaccuracy. And, Jon Stewart revealed he would leave Comedy Central's The Daily Show later this year.

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