Check out the New York Times article discussing Jon Stewart's influence on pa "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?"


 
For any of you that missed it, last month On Point did an hour long segment on political comedy. The guests included:


Danna Young, professor of communication at the University of Delaware. She focuses her research on political satire and the psychology of political humor.

Scott Scantis, editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune. See some of his recent cartoons here.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst.


Check out the story here: 

http://www.onpointradio.org/2010/10/political-comedy-then-and-now