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Not classy: 'Anchorman' Ron Burgundy takes over local newscast
Not classy: 'Anchorman' Ron Burgundy takes over local newscast

It may be a measure of how beloved a comedian Will Ferrell has become, or it may be a sign of the apocalypse, but when a North Dakota TV station gave over an entire evening news broadcast to a movie promotion stunt, no one seemed the least bit offended. On Saturday, Ferrell, in character as San Diego news anchor Ron Burgundy, complete with fake moustache and maroon suit, was allowed to co-anchor the 5 p.m. news with anchor Amber Schatz on the Bismarck station KXMB-TV. The stunt, a promotion for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” delighted not just viewers in Bismarck but apparently much of the Internet. You can see it here. Ferrell, as Burgundy, bantered with the...

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