By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In the movie “Anchorman” actor Will Ferrell plays blow-dried airhead news anchor Ron Burgundy. What many people don’t know is that the character was loosely based on a member of the KYW-TV news team.  

Anchor Mort Crim was part of what was known in the 1970’s as the “Dream Team.” He broadcast beside Vince Leonard and Jessica Savitch. 

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In his memoir titled “Mort Crim Anchored. A Journalists Search for Truth. The legendary Journey of the real Ron Burgundy,” Crim takes readers through his 45-year career in broadcasting, including his time at KYW-TV in Philadelphia.     

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Crim discussed attending the “Anchorman” premiere, his time in Philadelphia, and more with Eyewitness News anchor Jim Donovan.

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You can watch the whole interview with Crim in the player above. You can click here to purchase Crim’s book.