Jon Stewart has been running a secret program that gets veterans involved with the TV industry

Jon Stewart Is Helping Veterans Break Into the TV Industry
Jon Stewart Is Helping Veterans Break Into the TV Industry


Jon Stewart has been hosting 'The Daily Show' for over 16 years and has always shared with his viewers that he is against the Iraq war, but has always supported our nation's troops.

For the 3 past years, Stewart has kept a special program under wraps. He has been running a special 5 week boot camp for veterans who want to make their way into the film and television industries. This crash course has been created by 'The Daily Show' staff to give veterans all they need to know about behind-the-scenes skills such as editing, booking talent and more.

According to the New York Times:

"This is ready to franchise, please steal our idea. It isn't charity. To be good in this business you have to bring in different voices from different places, and we have this wealth of experience that just isn't being tapped." - Jon Stewart

This program is intended to give those who fought for our country the benefits of an internship to gain connections and experience. By the end of the program, the veterans get to attend a job fair where they can land a job in the industry. This program has led veterans to have even get the opportunity to become staff members with 'The Daily Show' team.

Since Stewart is now preparing to leave his show on Comedy Central, he hopes that other shows will create their own program similar to his own that will give veterans the opportunity to get involved in television.



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