Jon Stewart on Tuesday opened his show on a somber note, reflecting on the Boston Marathon blasts that have killed three people and wounded more than 170 others.
"I'm just going to say this to Boston: Thank you," Stewart said. "Thank you for once again, in the face of gross inhumanity, inspiring and solidifying my believe in humanity and the people of this country. So thank you for everything that you've done. An amazing -- it's quite a little city you've got going."
Stewart noted that, of course, New York and Boston share a healthy rivalry. But a tragic situation like this proves it's clearly a sibling rivalry, he said. "And that we are your brothers and sisters in this type of event," Stewart added. "As a city that knows the feeling of confusion, anger and grief and chaos that comes with these events, I can tell you from personal experience, you've got a hell of a city going there. And you've done an incredible job in the face of all this."