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Dreyfuss Takes Active Stance in Civility

Dreyfuss was the O’Bannon Institute’s keynote speaker, concluding two days of public policy discussions.

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    O'Bannon Institute at Ivy Tech 2011 with Richard Dreyfuss

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    Richard Dreyfuss at the 2011 O'Bannon Institute

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    Bob Zaltzberg and Richard Dreyfuss at the 2011 O'Bannon Institute

A long time actor and social activist participated in Ivy Tech’s O’Bannon Institute Friday.

Oscar winning-actor Richard Dreyfuss has been in the public eye for more than fifty years – lately as much for his activism as his acting.

“America is a country that is not only just revolutionary in words, it says that the ruler and the ruled are one thing,” said Dreyfuss.

Over the last 15 years Dreyfuss said that he has seen fewer than 10 movies, but there is one that has a clear message to him that reveals the truth about America future.

“Good Night and Good Luck is not only the truth, but it is verifiable every single conversation in that film, every single statement in that film was true,” said Dreyfuss.

Dreyfuss, filled with emotion, said that this movie captured his attention and rein-orated the power of film.

“I saw my country going away, and it took me and shook me.”

Dreyfuss was the O’Bannon Institute’s keynote speaker, concluding two days of public policy discussions.

Shameka Neely

Shameka Neely, a native of Nashville, Tennessee enthusiastically joined WTIU as Senior Reporter/ InFocus Producer in the news department. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational and Corporate Communication, with a minor in Marketing and Masters of Arts Degrees' in Administrative Dynamics and Communication all from Western Kentucky University. Shameka also holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Indiana University.

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