When “The Daily Show” first aired, Jon Stewart was a comedian hosting a parody show on Comedy Central. Now he’s a satirist for a news show that just happens to run on Comedy Central.
While Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” is an example of niche cable brands expanding programming to attract a bigger audience, it’s part of a more subtle, significant trend.
It’s an early example of nontraditional outlets layering in news for millennial viewers. This trend has since moved from cable to online media properties as well.
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