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.