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Ron Burgundy's clout extends to the Newseum

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What, exactly, does a jazz flute have to do with journalism?

Fans of the 2004 comedy "Anchorman" know that it was the jazz flute that was used by one Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) to attract his fellow news reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) in one of the more ridiculous scenes of the film. Later this year, that instrument and other "Anchorman" goods, including the whip used by Ben Stiller, as a rival newsman, in the pivotal fight scene, will be on display at the Newseum.

"Anchorman: The Exhibit" will open Nov. 14, with the movie's sequel "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," opening in theaters a month later. The exhibit will also include costumes from the first movie and a re-creation of the KVWN-TV anchor desk. "I'm literally trapped in a glass case of emotion," "Burgundy" was quoted as saying in a statement released Tuesday.

No word yet, on whether Ferrell will make a cameo at the exhibit's opening, but he's familiar with the venue. He and his comedic sidekick Zach Galifianakis held court at the Pennsylvania Avenue museum last August, promoting their political comedy "The Campaign."

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