Jon Stewart Keeps It Casual On Rock Center

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Jon Stewart was busy this Halloween. After taping that interview with Mindy Kaling, he brought some warm beer over to Rock Center to congratulate Brian Williams on his premiere. In its first interview, the show proves every bit as hip as anticipated, and it’s only going to get cooler if Brian Williams installs the s’mores-ready fire pit he teases us with here. In seriousness, once the two get past the topic of Williams’ comically long knee socks and start talking about Occupy Wall Street, they hit on a tone that’s somewhere between jokey jokes, serious news reporting, and hotheaded punditry, and manages to feel like the way real humans talk about issues. Which is pretty neat.