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Jon Stewart Nostalgia Trip: The 2010 'Rally to Restore Sanity'

As the Comedy Central host enters his final week, we look back at his 2010 political rally on the National Mall.


With just one week left in Jon Stewart's tenure as host of The Daily Show, it's a good time to revisit the "Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear," a three-hour live show on the Washington, D.C. National Mall, meant to satirize and/or provide a counter-point to Glenn Beck's months earlier "Rally to Restore Honor."

Reason TV was on the scene. To watch our coverage, click above. Here's the original writeup: was on hand for the Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear hosted by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert at the National Mall in Washington on Saturday, October 30, 2010.

The crowd was huge, the weather fine, the signs memorable, and the people…well, let's just say they were there too. Some were apolitical and just out for a fun day, some were big fans of Comedy Central's best-known personalities, some were inadvertent dadaists, and more than a few defined sanity strictly in terms of heartily agreeing with themselves.

About 6 minutes. Shot and edited by Jim Epstein and Meredith Bragg, with assistance from Josh Swain. Interviews by Michael C. Moynihan and Nick Gillespie. With help from June Arunga.