Carol Fitzgerald Reflects on Jon Stewart’s Legacy and Influence on Non-Fiction Books

Book world turns a page on late night
by Patrick Ryan

This week, late night starts a new chapter in more ways than one.

Jon Stewart leaves The Daily Show Thursday after a 16-year run, making way for 31-year-old comedian Trevor Noah to take his seat behind the news desk next month. But with the changing of the guard, could the satiric chat show’s literary leanings be on the way out?

Since his start in 1999, Stewart has championed non-fiction books, inviting authors onto the show for engaging, thoughtful discourse about topics political, economic and social. In many cases, writers have experienced significant sales boosts afterDaily Show appearances.

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