'Anchorman' to be 'Kind of a Big Deal' With Newseum Exhibit

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After his appearance as a pompous anchor in Bruce Almighty, Carell played a dimwitted weatherman in Adam McKay's iconic comedy Anchorman. Carell is currently gearing up to start filming a sequel, due out in 2013.

The exhibit will open Nov. 14 at the Washington, D.C., museum and will feature various props and costumes from the 2004 comedy.

Ron Burgundy's many leather-bound books and rich mahogany are making their way to Washington, D.C.

Opening Nov. 14, the Newseum's "Anchorman: The Exhibit" will include memorabilia from Paramount's hit comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. 

The exhibit will include costumes worn by the Channel 4 Evening News team, as well as Ron Burgundy's jazz flute and the whip used by rival anchor Arturo Mendez (Ben Stiller) in the 2004 comedy's infamous fight scene.

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"The exhibit explores the reality behind the humor of Anchorman and tracks the rise of personality-driven news formats in the 1970s," says Cathy Trost, vp exhibits and programs at the Newseum.

Visitors will be able stay classy while posing for photos in a re-creation of the KVWN-TV anchor desk, and will also have the opportunity to step in front of the camera to participate in a Anchorman-themed TV spot.

The Newseum's goal is to document the history of the news, through the incorporation of hands-on exhibits and up-to-the-second technology.

Much like Mr. Burgundy, the Newseum hopes to champion the rights of the First Amendment though education and entertainment.

In Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, the entire Chanel 4 team is back and ready to misinform the unsuspecting public. 

Starring  Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Christina Applegate, the film opens on Dec. 20.