Retired anchor: I laughed at ‘Anchorman 2’ – until the shame covered me like a wet blanket

Retired WCCO-TV (Twin Cities) anchorman Don Shelby writes about a recent “Anchorman 2” screening: “Mort Crim, Bill Kurtis and I slink further down into our seats. We are watching a comedy about our own careers in a business that used to be about finding ways to make us all better informed. But something went haywire. …For the old-time news people watching, ‘Anchorman 2’ is pure tragedy because it is essentially the truth.”

- Mort Crim, Bill Kurtis and Don Shelby

– Mort Crim, Bill Kurtis and Don Shelby at an “Anchorman 2” screening

* A retired Twin Cities anchorman’s take on “Anchorman 2” (
* Crim, Kurtis and Shelby — a combined 150 years of anchoring (@donshelby)
* Couric and Chung recall working in the “Anchorman” environment (