Monday, November 18, 2013

Ron Burgundy is back in a glass case of emotion, this time as part of an exhibit in Washington's Newseum.
The 2004 hit Will Ferrell movie Anchorman is the basis for an exhibit opening up at the Newseum, an interactive museum dedicated to journalism and news. The exhibit will loaded with props from the film, including Mr. Burgundy's iconic polyester suit. Guests will also be able to record their own TV spot with an introduction from Ron Burgundy. When the sequel drops on December 20th, new props from that movie will be added to the exhibit as well.

While the exhibit will have fun and entertaining aspects, its purpose is to explore a more serious side of journalism: sexism and racism in 1970's newsrooms. While examples of this in the movie are done in a humorous manner, it was a harsh reality for women and minorities at the time. Women comprised a mere 11% of local TV anchors at the time. The exhibit will include an 8 minute film titled "Anchorman: Real News Teams of the 1970's" and will include TV personalities including Maury Povich and Connie Chung recounting what it was like to work in television at the time.


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