The Most Unsettling and Inspirational Six Minutes of TV This Week

Jon Stewart's interview with Malala Yousafzai is our Clip of the Week

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Our Clip of the Week this week is a simple, straightforward interview with a 16-year-old girl conducted by Jon Stewart during Tuesday night's episode of "The Daily Show." What makes the segment extraordinary is that the 16-year-old girl in question is Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist who survived a Taliban assassination attempt last year; she was targeted because she openly champions education for girls. Yousafzai was a 2013 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and just yesterday was awarded the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, which in previous years has gone to the likes of Reporters Without Borders and Nelson Mandela.

Watching this impossibly poised, brave girl talk about what it means to be female in her particular part of the world, and what she's been doing about it (starting at age 11, when she started pseudonymously blogging for the BBC), is both deeply unsettling and profoundly inspirational.

Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" media columnist for Advertising Age. Follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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