Shannon O’Connor ’16 / Emertainment Monthly Editor-in-Chief
On December 4, Will Ferrell in full character as the hilarious self-obsessed San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy came to Emerson College in Boston as the college decided to rename itself “The Ron Burgundy School of Communication” for one day and one day only.
At noon the college held a press conference with the legendary anchorman, the Interim Dean of the School of Communications, Senior Journalism student Muna Moushien and the President of Emerson College Lee Pelton, during which the school’s name was officially changed for the day. The event served as one of many publicity stunts for Will Ferrell’s new film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (in theaters now).
After the press conference Emerson College – I mean Ron Burgundy School of Communication – students got to attend an advance screening of the new Anchorman film at the AMC Loews theater next door to the campus.
Before going to see the sequel to the cult hit Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, watch the 23 minute clip from the press conference filled with quote-worthy and classic Ron Burgundy moments. Emertainment Monthly even got to ask a question!
Watch the clip: