Jon Stewart is running a boot camp intended to help war veterans break into the television industry. In fact, he has been running this program with some degree of secrecy for three years, according to a New York Times interview with the long-time host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.
The occasion for publicizing the five-week program now is simple. Stewart’s retirement from the comedy news show is imminent, and he would like other TV shows to host similar training programs. (Plus, of course, it’s Memorial Day.)