When Jon Stewart finishes his run as host of The Daily Show, his set–the desk, globe, and various props–will be broken down and shipped to the Newseum, where it will eventually be put on display.
“From The Daily Show anchor desk, Jon Stewart dissected the news with blistering wit and wisdom as millions watched,” said Cathy Trost, senior vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum. “He also was a voice for a strong and free press, and against the silencing of journalists by repressive regimes. We are thrilled to accept the donation of these artifacts to the Newseum collection, because 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 set will be part of the Newseum’s collection for future display.