Jon Stewart will be paying his staff's salaries over the next two weeks out of his own pocket (or by his production company, Busboy) due to the writer's strike. He's doing this for a few reasons:
-He wants to make sure that the writers don't face any financial hardship during the strike. That's solidarity.
-He wants to make sure that the rest of his staff doesn't have to worry about being paid since the show is on hiatus until the writers' strike ends
-He is pro-union
-He is a stand up guy
His publicist has been denying that this is true, but several sources have been saying otherwise. I'm just going to hope it's true, because I would like to think that it is.