‘Boomer’ Jon Stewart with ‘Beyond’ Tom Brokaw

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Affiliate Disclosure here.
“The best thing that came out of it [60’s] for me was an interest in society.”  Jon Stewart

“I am a product of the 60’s… in the sense that it was a fear decade”, Baby boomer, Jon Stewart explains to Tom Brokaw in this interesting 4 minute video interview from The History Channel.

Tom goes on to ask Jon his take on the difference between now and the 60’s, and Stewart replies that “The thing about now and the 60’s, is that they faced real jeopardy and we don’t.”

Jon is speaking primarily to the perils within our own country relative to societal freedom, such as the First Amendment, Freedom of Speech. Stewart references Lenny Bruce, a rebel ‘beyond boomer’ (1925-1966), who pushed this in his comedy, and paid dearly for it.

“Back then [in the 60’s], there was much more of a shared consciousness than now.”  Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart, Tom Brokaw, History.com, Interview, Boomers, 60's, Baby Boomers,
Jon Stewart

Stewart cites luminary personalities of that decade such as Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Neil Armstrong as examples of people that “appeared to inspire and to really make a difference”.

“I think that this country is more resilient and less fragile [than some] believe it to be.”  Jon Stewart

Thank you Jon Stewart, for making us laugh…for being a successful boomer unafraid to be who you are, for caring enough to share candidly, and brave enough to poke fun at our human foibles and idiosyncrasies, including your own, even when it may not be popular.

FDA Compliance

The information on this website has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration or any other medical body. We do not aim to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease. Information is shared for educational purposes only. You must consult your doctor before acting on any content on this website, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.

Affiliate Disclosure

BoomersReinvented.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Pages on this site may include affiliate links to Amazon and its affiliate sites on which the owner of this website will make a referral commission.

2 thoughts on “‘Boomer’ Jon Stewart with ‘Beyond’ Tom Brokaw”

  1. I love Jon Stewart and share his views on the inspirational figures of the 60s. I do think we live in the most inspiring times right now! I am inspired daily by ordinary people doing extraordinary things….Kindness shown to strangers, focus shifting to supporting the planet, new options for future living situations for retirees…very exciting times indeed.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.