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In 'Daily Show' Role On 9/11 Bill, Echoes Of Murrow

Jon Stewart

First Posted: 12/27/10 01:35 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

Did the bill pledging federal funds for the health care of 9/11 responders become law in the waning hours of the 111th Congress only because a comedian took it up as a personal cause?

And does that make that comedian, Jon Stewart -- despite all his protestations that what he does has nothing to do with journalism -- the modern-day equivalent of Edward R. Murrow?

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Filed by Adam J. Rose  |