Jon Stewart will soon leave The Daily Show after sixteen years in the hosting chair, which is a good reason to bring back an old piece of broadcast design once made for the programme. Back in April 2000, a little bit more than a year into Stewart's tenure at the anchor desk, the show received a new graphics package and a general refresh. At the same time, new music cues performed and written by alt-rock band They Might Be Giants, were introduced along with a new rendition of the show's theme tune (also performed by TMBG).
The new titles were created by Pittard Sullivan, which at the time was a quite large company and a world leader in broadcast design. The Daily Show has always sought to mimic cable news in its graphics and this graphics package managed to reproduce that period's level of slickness.