WASHINGTON — Jon Stewart will be history after Thursday’s “Daily Show,” but it’ll be his set that will be going in a museum.
The Washington D.C. news-oriented museum, the Newseum, announced on Wednesday that following Stewart’s sign off on Thursday the set where the host spent most of his 16 years will become part of the museum’s collection.
“From ‘The Daily Show’ anchor desk, Jon Stewart dissected the news with blistering wit and wisdom as millions watched,” Cathy Trost, senior vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum said in a statement. “We are thrilled to accept the donation of these artifacts to the Newseum collection.”
Trost added that the set is “part of America’s cultural and media history” and told “an important story about how political satire and news as humor made ‘The Daily Show’ a trusted news source for a generation.”
Trost went on to say that Stewart was “a voice for a strong and free press, and against the silencing of journalists by repressive regimes.” Stewart started on “The Daily Show” in 1999 and has been one of the most popular and award-winning media critics on television during that tenure.
There’s only two “Daily Show” episodes left before Stewart steps down from his “Daily Show” desk, which will now be enshrined.