- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 6, 2015

Jon Stewart bids his audience goodbye Thursday evening after 16 years as host of “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, but the set from his long-running news satire show will soon be headed to Washington, D.C.’s Newseum.

“We are thrilled to accept the donation of these artifacts to the Newseum collection,” Cathy Trost, senior vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum, said in a post on the museum’s website. “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.”

According to the Newseum’s website, Mr. Stewart appeared at the news museum last year for a screening of his film “Rosewater,” which the comedian wrote and directed. The film followed the true-life story of journalist Maziar Bahari, who was imprisoned in Iran for over three months.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” has won 19 Emmys and turned Mr. Stewart into a cultural icon thanks to his ribbing of the stories and newsmakers of the day. Several of his show’s “correspondents” have gone on to entertainment careers in their own right, including Steve Carrel, Rob Corddry and Jason Jones.

 

 


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