Jon Stewart Takes on a New Assignment AP

The star of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart, has a new assignment, the AP reports. Stewart was expected to be appointed to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum board at a meeting of the organization on Thursday afternoon, according to the report.

The Emmy-winning TV host has become an activist for the survivors and first responders to the 9/11 tragedy, including pushing for legislation to provide benefits to those who became ill after working in the ruins of the World Trade Center.