Advertisement

Missing Jon Stewart already? At least you can see his 'Daily Show' set at Newseum

Missing Jon Stewart already? At least you can see his 'Daily Show' set at Newseum
Jon Stewart wrapped up "The Daily Show" on Thursday night after 16 years in the chair. (Courtesy "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart")

You may have said goodbye Thursday to Jon Stewart and "The Daily Show," but you can still see the set where he held court on TV for 16 years: It has been donated to the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

For travelers on the trail of pop culture items, Stewart's J-shaped desk and the rest of the New York City set will be on display at the Newseum sometime in the future, the museum says.

It's the most recent backdrop (there have been several) used by the comedian, whose satirical take on news and politics often skewered the media too.

President Obama, left, and Jon Stewart under the dangling globe on the set of "The Daily Show" in July. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

The nonprofit museum dedicated to the 1st Amendment also has in its collection Andy Rooney's desk from the CBS news show "60 Minutes," a chair and desk used by anchorman Peter Jennings on "World News Tonight," and journalist Tim Russert's office, which is currently on display at the Buffalo (N.Y.) History Museum.

Next up in "The Daily Show" hot seat is 31-year-old South African comedian Trevor Noah.

It seems to be a big year for museums that are out to collect artifacts from beloved TV shows that have ended. In May, more than 50 items from "Mad Men" -- Don Draper's gray suit and fedora among them -- were donated to the Smithsonian.

"Mad Man" actor Jon Hamm, right, snaps a selfie with a wax figure of his Don Draper character at Madame Tussauds New York in 2014. (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds)

Among other artifacts from the stylized '60s show: vintage bottles of Canadian Club and Stolichnaya as well as glass tumblers and two packs of cigarettes (Lucky Strike and Salem).

The Smithsonian has lots of TV pop culture items (though they aren't always on display) such as Archie Bunker's chair from the 1970s TV comedy "All in the Family," the hat worn by J.R. Ewing in the 1970s and '80s TV show "Dallas," and a red cable-knit sweater worn by the children's show host Fred Rogers.

MORE

Seven chill California pools where you can escape the loud and the crowd

The five best places to watch the Perseid meteor showers

When is the best time to buy Thanksgiving and Christmas airfares?

Beverly Hills' Mosaic Hotel has had a little work done; here's what it looks like now

Advertisement
Advertisement