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Actor and comedian Will Ferrell, who plays TV anchorman Ron Burgundy, stays in character during a news conference at Emerson College in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. The school has changed the name of its School of Communication for one day to honor the fictitious television anchorman. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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Actor and comedian Will Ferrell, who plays TV anchorman Ron Burgundy, stays in character during a news conference at Emerson College in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. The school has changed the name of its School of Communication for one day to honor the fictitious television anchorman. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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