[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]
On 22 November 2016, CBS This Morning anchors Charlie Rose, along with Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, marveled over the show's "extraordinary collection" of comedians:
JON STEWART (from pre-recorded interview): There's a difference between satisfaction and joy. This gave me great satisfaction—
CHARLIE ROSE: But?
STEWART: And it gave me great confidence. But joy — joy — driving a couple of knucklehead kids home from school that I get to sit and listen—
ROSE: That's joy—
GAYLE KING (live): God, that's so beautifully said!
NORAH O'DONNELL: Oh, I know!
KING: The difference between — there is a difference between satisfaction and joy. I just love him!
KING: You — you really feel his — his absence, Charlie, during these times, don't you?
ROSE: Oh, yeah — indeed — yes. I mean, there was no — there was nothing quite like him. A lot of people did it very well—
ROSE: And we see them and we show their work here during the political year—
ROSE: But Jon had a special place.
KING: He did. That 'catch and release' — I forgot, though: it's no fun when you're on the other side of 'catch and release,' but it sure is fun to watch.
ROSE: But what's also amazing about 'The Daily Show' is they assembled such an extraordinary collection—
O'DONNELL: Like Steve Carell!
ROSE: Steven Carell and Stephen Colbert—
KING: Stephen Colbert—
ROSE: And so many others — John Oliver — so many others—
O'DONNELL: Samantha Bee—
KING: Samantha Bee—
ROSE: Samantha Bee — especially Samantha Bee. You can see my full conversation with Jon Stewart tonight on my PBS program.