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Jon Stewart and Brian Williams: Two big exits for TV news

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Host Jon Stewart of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" watches a video while taping "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Restoring Honor & Dignity to the White House" at the McNally Smith College of Music September 5, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Comedy Central

Two big departures in television news were announced Tuesday: NBC suspended Brian Williams for six months amid a growing controversy over his embellishments of his coverage of the Iraq War, and Jon Stewart said he's leaving "The Daily Show" after more than 16 years as the show's anchor.

New York Times deputy business editor Peter Lattman joins Take Two to discuss what these two shake-ups mean for television news.


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