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Stay classy ND: Ron Burgundy co-anchors newscast

December 1, 2013 • Entertainment


In this screen grab provided by television station KXMB, Will Ferrell, as his “Anchorman” character Ron Burgundy, co-anchors the evening news with Amber Schatz, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Bismarck, N.D. The surprise appearance was part of the promotional tour for the movie “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” (AP Photo/KXMB)

Television viewers in Bismarck, N.D., were treated to some real class this weekend when none other than the great Ron Burgundy read them the news.

Actor and comedian Will Ferrell reprised his “Anchorman” role for KXMB’s Saturday night news broadcast (http://bit.ly/1dIxZXs ). The former “Saturday Night Live” star is promoting “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” a sequel to the 2004 film about a fictional news team’s sexist reaction to the arrival of an ambitious female reporter.

Dressed in his signature rust-colored three-piece suit and a striped tie, Ferrell read stories off the teleprompter, punctuated them with exaggerated eye blinks and engaged in witty banter with weekend anchor Amber Schatz and the rest of the Bismarck news team.

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