"Papa?", asked Trevor Noah when his predecessor as host on The Daily Show re-appeared on the show.

Noah asked him if he was returning to take the show back, but Jon Stewart had only one issue he wanted to discuss: a law that provides healthcare to the 9/11 responders.

The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act gives funding and compensation for emergency workers who became ill - many with cancer and pulmonary disease - as a result of their work in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Some aspects of the act have expired, and the remainder will expire altogether by October 2016 unless it is renewed.

With the legislation yet to be renewed, Stewart said last night:

The only conclusion that I can draw, is that the people of Congress are not as good a people as the people who are first responders.

Later on in the show, Noah suggested to Stewart that he hold a re-run of a panel of first responders that first appeared on The Daily Show in 2010 when they were advocating for the Zadroga Act.

Poignantly, the show then cut to a scene with three empty chairs - two of the panel from 2010 had illnesses and the third had passed away.

You can watch the clip below:

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