After Jon Stewart’s departure from “The Daily Show” this week, the show will donate Stewart’s set to the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the museum announced on Wednesday.
“We are thrilled to accept the donation of these artifacts to the Newseum collection,” Cathy Trost, the museum’s senior vice president of exhibits and programs, said in a statement. “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.”
In its Wednesday press release, the Newseum said that Stewart “has been called the Walter Cronkite of the millennial generation” and that his show “often blurred the lines between news, satire and comedy.”
Stewart will host “The Daily Show” for the last time on Thursday night after anchoring the Comedy Central show since 1999.