Jon Stewart to Join Board of 9/11 Memorial

Jon Stewart is expected to appointed to the board of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

In September, Stewart emceed the org’s annual dinner, and since then was outspoken in the effort to pass a bill to provide health benefits to 9/11 first responders. The legislation looked as if it would be stalled in the Senate in the face of some Republican opposition, but Stewart devoted substantial time on “The Daily Show” to the bill, leading to its eventual passage in December.

Other members of the board include survivors of the terrorist attacks and victims family members, as well as various philanthropists and business execs. Other entertainment figures on the board include Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal and Jane Rosenthal. 

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