| Saturday, May 15, 2004
|Daily Show's Jon Stewart promotes benefit CD
for teacher who encouraged him|
YORK (AP) - Selma Litowitz laughed, and for that, Jon
Stewart is still grateful.
The Daily Show host is
promoting a two-CD compilation by singer-songwriters to
benefit the Parkinsong Foundation. It was set up by the
children of Litowitz, Stewart's former English teacher
who is afflicted with Parkinson's disease, a
degenerative nerve condition. Stewart was a
self-confessed smart aleck while in high school in
Lawrence, N.J., and most of his teachers were constantly
telling him to pipe down. Not Mrs. Litowitz.
was very patient, she was very understanding," Stewart
said Monday. "She was the only one who made me feel that
there was some kind of useful skill behind what I was
And how did she do that?
laughed," he said.
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