Jon Stewart: I was approached to host ‘Meet the Press’ but didn’t take it seriously

10.30.14 3 years ago

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Jon Stewart confirms he was approached to host “Meet the Press,” but he didn't take NBC's offer seriously
“My guess is they were casting as wide and as weird a net as they could,” Stewart tells Rolling Stone. “I'm sure part of them was thinking, 'Why don't we just make it a variety show?”” Stewart also says that he thinks Stephen Colbert might be even better when he takes over from Letterman. “Untethered from his character, I think he'll actually have more room and really be able to deliver in a way that's going to surprise people,” says Stewart.

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