Newseum opens new Anchorman exhibit

The Newseum opens its new and highly anticipated exhibit today. Anchorman: The Exhibit, focuses on the challenges women faced in 1970s newsrooms. Photo: Associated Press

WASHINGTON, DC, November 14, 2013 — Ron Burgundy’s sportscaster friend Champ Kind in the Will Ferrell cult-classic film once said, “It is anchorman, not anchorlady. And that is a scientific fact.” While the film Anchorman may not reflect reality, it does contain more than a kernel of truth.

Today the Newseum in partnership with Paramount Pictures opens “Anchorman: The Exhibit,” with the hopes of shedding light on the challenges women faced in 1970s newsrooms.

The exhibit, which will run through Aug 31 of next year, includes more than 60 costumes, props, and images from both Anchorman and local TV news stations. In addition to the iconic jazz flute, there will also be local news promotional ads from that time as well as photos of popular 1970s news teams.

The Newseum will also host a special screening of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues before its Dec 20 release.

As Ron Burgundy says, “Don’t act like you’re not impressed.”

Tickets for “Anchorman: The Exhibit” can be purchased online or at the Newseum and are good for two consecutive days. The exhibit runs from Nov 14 through Aug 31, 2014. 

 Also at the Newseum: To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Newseum will feature two new exhibits and an original documentary film chronicling the presidency, family life and death of America’s 35th president.

“JFK” includes “Creating Camelot,” “Three Shots Were Fired” and the documentary, “A Thousand Days” are being shown.

Information provided by the Newseum Website. 

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