Ron Burgundy, 'Anchorman' celebrated in exhibit at the Newseum
The story behind Will Ferrell's comic movie "Anchorman" goes on display tomorrow at the Newseum -- where they celebrate journalism history and issues.
Welcome to Anchorman the exhibit, based on one of Ferrell's funniest movies.
Ferrell touched a nerve when he created Ron Burgundy -- the Ted Baxter update with a loud mouth and a small brain.
Anchorman parodies television news in the 70's -- when anchor teams turned into local stars -- and the rise of women anchors threatened hidebound relics like Ron.
The exhibit features Ron Burgundy's polyester suit, costumes, props, Ron's license plate, and a 1970's-era news set.
Cathy Trost develops exhibits for the Newseum. She says Ferrell suggested this partnership on a visit a few years ago.
The movie is 10 years old and has become a cultural phenomenon.
Ferrell has a sequel on the way -- "Anchorman 2" -- opening for Christmas.
But the exhibit also traces the history and development of real 1970's news teams like Maury Povich and Connie Chung. It shows promos like the KGO San Francisco team as the Magnificent 7.
And ABC7's Gordon Peterson is there, too.
The exhibit runs thru August at the Newseum.