Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” says farewell. (Comedy Central)

The final episode of “The Daily Show” saw host Jon Stewart turn teary-eyed after a long farewell that featured cameos of the show’s beloved correspondents and a montage of the politicians and media figures he lampooned over more than a decade and a half.

Toward the end of the show, Stewart spent a few minutes reminding his audience to remain vigilant against “institutional bullshit designed to obscure and distract.” As examples, he offered the Patriot Act, the Dodd-Frank finance law and Citizens United. Bruce Springsteen, Stewart’s favorite musician, finished the show with a performance.

Watch the segment, titled “Three Kinds of Bullshit”:

And watch colleague Stephen Colbert bring Stewart to tears with a heartfelt thank-you:

Click here to see some of Truthdig’s favorite “Daily Show” interviews. 

— Posted by Donald Kaufman.  

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