The funny man of news is proving he's kind of a big deal.
Ron Burgundy, leading man of the film Anchorman played by Will Ferrell, and his Channel 4 news team will be honored in “Anchorman: The Exhibit” at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum in November. The news mecca, devoted to the history of the media, will toast the comedy ahead of the highly-anticipated release of its sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
“For millions of viewers, the news anchor represents the authority and credibility of television news. But anchormen and women also are popular targets for pop culture laughs,” Cathy Trost, the vice president of Newseum, said in a statement. “The exhibit explores the reality behind the humor of “Anchorman” and tracks the rise of personality-driven news formats in the 1970s.”
Anchorman fans will have the opportunity to see iconic props, like Burgundy’s jazz flute and Arturo Mendez’s whip used during a fight scene, as well as snap photos in their best anchor pose in the KVWN-TV anchor desk and news set.
The exhibit opens Nov. 14 and will remain on display until Aug. 31, 2014. Featuring a cameo appearance from Drake and Kanye West, the follow-up to 2004’s Anchorman will hit theaters Dec. 20.
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