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It’s only fitting that a man with many leather-bound books such as Ron Burgundy would partake in a fundraiser to support a writing and tutoring center. Burgundy and the rest of the Kvwn Channel 4 News Team — a.k.a. Will Ferrell and the cast of “Anchorman” — assembled on the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center’s Broad Stage one final time Thursday night before stepping into the ’80s, when the legend continues next month.

With a little help from their friends, the original cast performed a live reading of “Anchorman” to benefit the nonprofit 826La, which provides free afterschool tutoring and writing workshops for children.

“It’s only in L.A. that when you do a charity reading, it’s of a screenplay,” host Conan O’Brien said. “On the East Coast, it’s always a book of some merit. Here in L.A., it’s like, ‘Gather ’round literary types, »


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