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John Ryan: In His Own Words

WTIU and WFIU present an hour-long look at the life and legacy of Indiana University's 14th president.

John W. Ryan, who served as President of Indiana University from 1971 to 1987, passed away Saturday, August 6, in Bloomington at the age of 81.

In an exclusive interview taped in 2008, the WTIU/WFIU News team presents a look at the legacy of IU’s 14th President, including his work to make higher education accessible to Hoosiers across the state.

You can see this special Thursday, August 11, at 9 p.m. on WTIU, and hear it that evening at 7 on WFIU.

Indiana Public Media News has more about Ryan’s life and the reaction to his passing here.

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