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Last modified: Tuesday, January 15, 2002

Soundbites from Davis and Dee interview available to radio stations, Web sites

Complete conversation available Friday on the Web

NEWS DIRECTORS AND EDITORS: IU Home Pages on Friday (Jan. 18) will post on the Web a conversation between acclaimed actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee with John McCluskey Jr., IU professor of Afro-American studies. To accommodate your coverage needs, we are making portions of that interview available using the links below.

These are high-quality, downloadable MP3 files, which have been prepared specifically for use for radio and Web site news coverage. Each actuality is about 20 seconds in length.

Davis and Dee will help IU formally open the Theatre/Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center at Indiana University's Bloomington campus this Friday.

IU also will professionally videotape the ceremony for presentation late Friday on the Web at The entire interview with Davis and Dee also will be available at that site and at on Friday. RealPlayer 8 Basic will be needed. You are welcome to record for reuse in newscasts from both streaming media events.

IU Home Pages is a newsletter for faculty and staff which provides news from all eight campuses of IU. It is published every two weeks during the academic year.

If you have difficulty accessing these actualities or need more information, contact George Vlahakis at the IU Office of Communications and Marketing at 812-855-0846 or

Below are descriptions of each soundbite:

Cut 1: Davis describes the current status of Black theatre and the role it plays in our society (27 seconds) -

Cut 2: Davis offers advice to young African Americans who want to pursue careers in theatre and in other forms of entertainment (20 seconds) -

Cut 3: Davis reminds young people that music is also a business (22 seconds) -