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Ron Burgundy exhibit opens Thursday at Newseum

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 3:32am  ET

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This undated photo released by DreamWorks Pictures shows Will Ferrell portraying anchorman Ron Burgundy in ''Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.'' The Newseum in Washington is poking some fun at TV anchors with a new exhibit about the 2004 comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" starring Will Ferrell. The Newseum announced plans Tuesday for ''Anchorman: The Exhibit'' to be created with Paramount Pictures. It's scheduled to open Nov. 14 with props, costumes and footage from the film, including a Burgundy's jazz flute and a mock anchor desk. (AP Photo/Frank Masi, File)

WASHINGTON - News team, assemble! Ron Burgundy is coming to the nation's capital.

Even though the sequel "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" won't be out until Dec. 20, you can get your jazz-flute fix downtown starting Thursday when the Newseum opens "Anchorman: The Exhibit."

Created in partnership with Paramount Pictures, the exhibit will feature props, costumes and footage from the original 2004 film.

"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, vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum, says 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."

The Newseum says visitors will also have a chance to step in front of the camera and take part in an "Anchorman"-themed TV spot at one of its "Be a TV Reporter" stations.

"Anchorman: The Exhibit" will be on display at the Newseum through Aug. 31, 2014.

Find out more here: Anchorman: The Exhibit.

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