'Daily Show' TV Set to Become Daily Attraction at Newseum | NBC 6 South Florida

'Daily Show' TV Set to Become Daily Attraction at Newseum



    Jon Stewart during a taping of "The Daily Show with John Stewart", in New York. His set will be donated after his final show on August 6.

    While Jon Stewart's 16-year career as host of 'The Daily Show' is about to come to an end, the show's set will live on at the a museum dedicated to news and current events.

    The set will be transported to the Newsuem to be part of its future displays following Stewart's final show, to air Thursday, August 6, the museum said on Wednesday.

    “We are thrilled to accept the donation of these artifacts to the Newseum collection,” said Cathy Trost, Newseum's senior vice president of exhibits and programs in a news release. “They are part of America’s cultural and media history, telling an important story about how political satire and news as humor made ‘The Daily Show’ a trusted news source for a generation.”

    The Newseum is an interactive museum focused on news and journalism in Washington, D.C. Stewart visited the Newseum in November for a panel discussion.

    Stewart's show on Comedy Central often crossed the lines between comedy, news and satire; the Newseum news release said "Stewart has been called the Walter Cronkite of the millennial generation."

    Over the course of his show, Stewart interviewed sitting presidents, authors, actors and activists while commenting on current events.