Ron Burgundy Keeps the Newseum Classy

by Tommy McFLY
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We got a sneak peek at the new exhibit at the Newseum on Wednesday. (Photo by Tommy McFLY)

We got a sneak peek at the new exhibit at the Newseum on Wednesday. (Photo by Tommy McFLY)

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It’s kind of a big deal … and a big day.

The much-anticipated “Anchorman: The Exhibit” is now open to the public at the Newseum.

Visitors can expect a look into the world of Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 News Team with movie props, behind-the-scenes details and even a whiff of Sex Panther cologne.

Amidst the jazz flute and rotating “Anchorman” suit, there are elements of truth from the history of the news biz.  There are tales of how women broke the news barrier, as well as how the male-female co-anchor team was born.

“You get the story behind the movie,” said Director of Collections’ Carrie Christoffersen.

During the curation process, Christoffersen admits to watching the film 17 times to examine “how women were sometimes asked to change their look.”

Real life anchor women, like Diane Sawyer, Connie Chung and Katie Couric get a moment in the spotlight next to fictitious news presenters like “Rosanne Dana” and “Murphy Brown.”

by Tommy McFLY

Star Will Ferrell is expected to get a first-hand glance at the exhibit in early December during his global promotional tour for “Anchorman 2.”

The sequel hits theaters on Dec. 20, and “Anchorman: The Exhibit” will live on at the Newseum until Aug. 31, 2014.

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