The former anchor said he called Stewart on Monday to apologize and asked the comedian ‘Why do you always pick on me?’

“He said ‘Because you’re the one I like. You’re the one I like.’ I mean the guy has been so good,” Sanchez said.

“I learned later that he is the classiest guy in the world when I called him and I’m the one who needs to be in trouble,” he added.

As for his future, Sanchez is ready to walk through the door opened yesterday by Time-Warner Chairman Jeff Bewkes, who said Sanchez might “someday” be hired back by CNN or one of TWs other channels.