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Emerson College to (temporarily) name school after "Anchorman" Ron Burgundy

If you've seen "Anchorman," you know that Ron Burgundy is kind of big deal. So it's kind of a big deal that Emerson College is (temporarily) changing the name of its school of communication in his honor.

The college in Boston will rename the school -- for one day only -- the Ron Burgundy School of Communication on Dec. 4 to honor the fictitious television anchorman.

Actor Will Ferrell, in character, is scheduled to share his path to journalism greatness with students. His visit will include a news conference, the renaming ceremony and a screening of "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." Ferrell, as himself, will introduce the movie.

College President Lee Pelton says Burgundy "understands the power of media, as well as hairspray, firsthand."

Burgundy also says he hopes to let students know how hard it is to make it to the top, in his words, "especially if you don't have good hair."

Burgundy and his news team have also put their stamp on Washington, where an "Anchorman" exhibit is now on display at the Newseum.

"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" opens in theaters on Dec. 20.

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