Jon Stewart's style as “Daily Show” host has morphed from deadpan sarcasm to informed, dynamic pugnaciousness. Since his debut in 1999, Stewart has in many ways single-handedly transformed what we expect of news satire. The show has become a forum for direct interrogations with political figures and comprehensive appraisals of the media. It's fair to say his influence has only just begun.
Perhaps most impressively, Stewart has been responsible for giving us smart, swift interviews with towering figures. Here's how Emmy-winning comic handled his eight biggest, most important, and most noteworthy interviews.