TONITE: Goodnight And Good Luck, America


Illustration by CHARLES WALTMIRE

“The show gained its power not just from Jon and not just from the writers of the show, but also the time frame in which it occurred. He would turn out every day and do something that would provide people a certain amount of insulation from the madness we’re bombarded with from the moment we wake up. Whether someone is bombing this place or someone is shooting someone, or some senator said something so profoundly beyond human comprehension that one would consider it fictional if one didn’t know this was a real person. But laughter? Laughter allows you to say, ‘Ah! I am not a part of this,’ and you disengage for a moment.” — Lewis Black via NEW YORK TIMES

“So shines a good deed in a weary world.” — Willie Wonka