Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Jon Stewart

Age: 47
Occupation: Late-night "news" anchor
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 1

The most trusted newsman in America? Maybe not — at least the "newsman" part — but this political satirist has developed a dedicated following for The Daily Show's lacerating and deeply researched takedowns of political and media foibles. No one can say something stupid in Washington, or on a TV-news stage, without Stewart and his writers taking notice and taking names.