Edward R. Murrow, Martha Gelhorn and Ron Burgundy

Props from the Achorman movie on display as members of the media attend the Anchorman: The Exhibit media preview at The Newseum on November 13, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Journalism is an industry filled with legendary names: Ernie Pyle, Edward R. Murrow, Martha Gelhorn, and ... yes, Ron Burgundy. 

The fictional anchorman from the movie "Anchorman" got a spot in the Newseum in Washington, next to those real-life war correspondents and dogged investigators.

A museum spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times that the movie had a societally-relevant message about how hard it was for women to become news anchors, when faced with sexists like Burgundy.

All I have to say is: You stay classy, San Diego.

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Lizzie O'Leary is the new host of Marketplace Weekend.

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