National Press Club

Community Building and Civic Engagement

December 19, 2000

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Run time: 62 minutes

Panelists discussed the report, "Better Together," published by a seminar on civic engagement in America. They talked about the increased isolation of persons from their neighbors and the decline of community and political participation. Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone, is chairman of the Kennedy School of Government seminar that has been studying community involvement for three years. The panelists answered questions from the audience.