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Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ Set Headed to Washington DC’s Newseum After Finale

Longterm Comedy Central host bids farewell to studio and fans Thursday

It’s unclear where Jon Stewart will end up after Thursday’s “Daily Show” finale, but we know where his set is headed.

Public charity the Newseum will acquire the set of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” (pictured above with guests the Wu-Tang Clan) the Washington, D.C. attraction said on Wednesday. The mission of the Newseum is to champion the five freedoms of the First Amendment through exhibits, public programs and education.

Stewart began hosting the late-night show in 1999, taking over for Craig Kilborn. Final guests have yet to be revealed for Stewart’s send-off, which will run about 50 minutes tomorrow night, beginning at its usual 11 p.m.

“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. “He also was a voice for a strong and free press, and against the silencing of journalists by repressive regimes.”

She continued: “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.”

Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” has won 20 Emmy Awards. South African comedian Trevor Noah will restart “The Daily Show” as new host on Sep. 28.