Jon Stewart’s appeal to people was not in vain.
At the Rally to Restore Sanity featured 250,000 attendees in Washington D.C.
To entertain the people were called The Roots, Kid Rock and John Legend.
Jon Stewart used satire and clips to “restore sanity” among the attendees.
He said: “What exactly was this? This was not a rally to ridicule people of faith. Or people of activism or to look down our noses at the heartland or passionate argument or to suggest that times are not difficult and that we have nothing to fear. They are and we do. But we live now in hard times, not end times. And we can have animus and not be enemies.
“I feel strangely, calmly good, because the image of Americans that is reflected back to us by our political and media process is false. Sanity will always be in the eye of the beholder. To see you here today and the kind of people that you are, has restored mine.”