Will Ferrell will reprise his anchorman persona during a day-long visit, which includes a press conference, the naming ceremony, and a screening of 'Anchorman: The Legend Continues.'
The Emerson College announces that its school of communication will be named after Ron Burgundy for one day only to honor his upcoming visit. Actor Will Ferrell will appear in character as the famous fictional anchor at the Ron Burgundy School of Communication on December 4.
The well-dressed newsman will share his path to journalism greatness with students. He will hold a morning news conference and take part in the naming ceremony. There will also be an evening screening of "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" introduced by Ferrell himself.
"A visit from Ron Burgundy is a chance to engage with someone who understands the power of media, as well as hairspray, first-hand," said Emerson College President Lee Pelton.
Interim Dean of the School of Communication Phillip Glenn added, "Naming our school in his honor - for one entire day - compels us to honor the Ron Burgundy that's inside all of us...to live out our dreams, in full color and matching polyester."
"I had to pinch myself really hard when I learned that Emerson College was naming its School of Communication for me. It's kind of a big deal," said Burgundy. "I can't wait to inspire students with my story of how I got to the top...the very top. I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It's a lot of work, especially if you don't have good hair."
Burgundy was introduced in 2004's "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy". He has since written a tell-all book, had his own flavor of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, and put his stamp on Newseum where an "Anchorman" exhibit is now in display. His journey will continue in the movie's sequel due December 20 in the United States.