VIDEO: Jon Stewart Fights for 9/11 Emergency Workers in ‘No Responders Left Behind’ Trailer
Rob Lindsay-directed documentary debuts Sept. 9 on Discovery PlusAugust 6, 2021
Comedian, TV star, filmmaker, activist, and repeat Stern Show guest Jon Stewart fights on behalf of emergency workers devastated by 9/11 in the trailer for “No Responders Left Behind,” a documentary debuting next month on Discovery Plus.
Shot over the course of five years, the Rob Lindsay-directed film follows the efforts of John Feal’s FealGood Foundation which—along with Stewart and now-deceased FDNY hero Ray Pfeifer—has tirelessly advocated for 9/11 first responders enduring long-term health issues—ranging from lung problems to post-traumatic stress disorder—and financial ruin as a result of their bravery.
The trailer (above) highlights the tragic stories of several chronically ill, debt-riddled emergency workers and features footage of Stewart imploring Congress to finally act on their behalf. “They did their jobs,” an angry, teary-eyed Stewart tells Congress in 2019. “Eighteen years later, do yours.”
The former “Daily Show” host has rarely shied away from tackling hot-button issues. During his 2020 sit-down with Howard, for example, he spoke passionately about everything from mask wearing during a pandemic to the time he was summoned to the White House for something he said on TV. Watch a clip from Jon’s interview (below).
“No Responders Left Behind” debuts Sept. 9 on Discovery Plus.