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Newseum's 'Anchorman' Exhibit Is Kind Of A Big Deal

The Newseum's "Anchorman" exhibit opens today.
The Newseum's "Anchorman" exhibit opens today.

An exhibit opening at the Newseum today... is kind of a big deal.

This exhibit honors the one and only... "Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 news team" from Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, the popular 2004 movie satirizing local television station news anchors.

The exhibit includes a mock-up of the set from the movie, plus some of the clothes the actors wore. It also features some memorable props from the film, like reporter Brian Fantana's bottle of Sex Panther cologne.

There's plenty relating to the real world of news too, like an interview with the creator of the Eyewitness News format many local television stations adopted in the 1970s, along with ad campaigns from the period of news teams from across the country.

The Newseum's exhibit comes just in time to whet the appetite of fans of the movie, as its sequel comes out in just over a month.

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