October 13, 2014
This Bloomberg News profile is on one of the “most trusted journalists in America,” comedian, Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, better known as Jon Stewart, of whom the Anchor of NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams says, “I consider him a branch of government…he has become one of the people who keeps you honest.”
The story begins with his New Jersey boyhood through the standard struggle of the stand-up comedian; the part-time jobs and late-night gigs at New York’s comedy clubs.
There’s rarely-seen footage of his early television shows and movies and we watch his sudden and unlikely transformation into a dominant American commentator of his time and a force to be reckoned with in US politics. This film provides a thorough overview of Stewart’s career peaks and how his intellect and charm have made him one of the most credible voices in American news.