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Newseum hosts special evening with 'Anchorman 2' star Will Ferrell

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The big screen's most famous anchorman was in the nation's capital Tuesday evening as the Newseum hosted a special event with "Anchorman" star Will Ferrell.

Ferrell's Newseum appearance started off with laughs.

His character, Ron Burgundy, and his news team are back together again in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.”

Burgundy, a legend in his own mind, is still the chauvinistic, pompous broadcaster. But Ferrell, who co-created the movie franchise, says Burgundy is also lovable.

“I think audiences like watching this guy who thinks he's an expert in everything and you can see the flicker behind his eye that I hope people believe what I'm saying,” Ferrell said.

Burgundy's “Stay classy, San Diego” became a trademark catchphrase for millions of fans.

“Once you've seen it again and again, I think that gives the audience real ownership that they're discovering new things along the way and that's led to the popularity of this character which we never would have predicted,” said Ferrell.

It's that popularity that led the Newseum to create “Anchorman The Exhibit” that just opened November 14.

It features the iconic Burgundy business suit along with more than 60 costumes and props from the first movie.

The new “Anchorman” installment follows Burgundy from San Diego to New York in the early 1980s at the start of the 24-hour cable news networks.

Ferrell recalls the moment he turned to his “Anchorman” co-creator Adam McKay and first imagined an exhibit like this one.

“Adam and I turned to each other and said one day this will be a museum,” Ferrell said to laughs from the audience. “This will be considered a teaching tool. And we gathered the crew and said mark our words!

The new movie hits theaters on December 18.

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