I asked a question and it got answered: "The rally, hopefully, will get a lot of people who have become frustrated with the political process engaged again. To the extent that it succeeds in that, I’m for it. If it does it while being entertaining, I’m doubly for it."
"In 1969 the US Senate had a hearing on funding the newly developed Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The proposed endowment was $20 million, but President Nixon wanted it cut in half because of the spending going on in the Vietnam War."
On why The Daily Show is successful and important: "'This is big because there is this gigantic imbalance and something has got to fill it. ... Young people get the attitude, the deflationary truth-telling attitude of these shows...'"