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  • Jon Stewart, a force in comedy and news, will leave 'The Daily Show'

    Jon Stewart, a force in comedy and news, will leave 'The Daily Show'
    Jon Stewart plans to step aside as host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" later this year, ending a 16-year run that changed the way Americans view the news. Stewart, 52, made the announcement at the end of his show Tuesday in New York. Under his...
  • Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show' this year

    Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show' this year
    Jon Stewart will step down as host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” this year, ending a 16-year run that changed the way Americans view the news. Stewart, 52, made the announcement to his studio audience as he recorded Tuesday...
  • Jon Stewart: Who will follow him?

    UPDATED: In the history of late-night television, Jon Stewart stands as a true innovator, and his run is coming to an end. He announced Tuesday night that he will be leaving "The Daily Show" after 17 years. "It is time for someone else," he said. ...
  • Jon Stewart leaving Comedy Central at end of year

    Jon Stewart leaving Comedy Central at end of year
    UPDATES with Stewart's words of farewell and cultural impact: In a move that will rock Comedy Central to its core, the channel announced Tuesday that Jon Stewart is leaving at the end of the year. "For the better part of two decades, we have had the...
  • Sumner Redstone isn't heard from during Viacom earnings call

    Sumner Redstone isn't heard from during Viacom earnings call
    Billionaire Sumner Redstone, in declining health, did not participate in Viacom Inc.'s earnings call with Wall Street analysts on Thursday. Viacom's quarterly conference calls for years have typically opened with Redstone giving a brief but upbeat...
  • Viacom Chief Philippe Dauman paid $44 million in 2014

    Viacom Chief Philippe Dauman paid $44 million in 2014
    Media company Viacom's stock slipped last year -- but the company's chief executive, Philippe Dauman, saw his compensation soar 19% to $44 million. Dauman, 60, received a $20-million bonus in fiscal 2014, even though the company's stock declined 9%...
  • 'Broad City' takes the Troubadour

    'Broad City' takes the Troubadour
    Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the stars and perpetrators of the Comedy Central series "Broad City," brought their road show to the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Saturday night. ("Doug Weston's Troubadour," they knew to say.) The pair have been out...
  • 'This Is Where I Leave You' Rules the Week in TV Advertising Spend

    In this week's edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, "This Is Where I Leave You" leads in spending with an estimated outlay of $8.1 million for spots that have aired 1,192 times across 43 networks through August 31. The...
  • Obama's inner-Rev. Al

    Obama's inner-Rev. Al
    It's not hard to figure out why the Rev. Al Sharpton, of all people, receives a strange new respect in President Barack Obama's White House. Every president needs a good "anger translator." Fans of Comedy Central's "Key and Peele" show know what I am...
  • Telluride: Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' leavens a somber story with humor

    Telluride: Jon Stewart's 'Rosewater' leavens a somber story with humor
    Jon Stewart's "Rosewater" is about a deathly serious subject -- the Iranian government's 2009 imprisonment of Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari.  But, as Telluride Film Festival audiences discovered at the political drama's first public screening Friday...
  • Season Preview 2014: What to watch on TV in Orlando

    Season Preview 2014: What to watch on TV in Orlando
    Here are the synopses, time slots and premiere dates, where available, for new series and programs from the broadcast networks, cable channels and PBS. Schedules can change. TV critic Hal Boedeker assesses the programs. ABC SELFIE, 8 p.m. Tuesday:...