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Dakota Midday: Former Senator Larry Pressler Discusses War, History, And Films


Former US Senator Larry Pressler discusses the award winning film "American Hustle" and how the ABSCAM scandal was portrayed in the film.  Pressler was the only one not to take a bribe in the sting operation that snared seven members of Congress and many other political figures in the late 1970's.  Pressler also discusses the accuracy of war films and what effects they have on the general perception of those wars.  

Larry Pressler speaks to the Dakota State University College of Art and Sciences and the Lights, Camera, Action! film club.  The title of his presentation is "History, Hollywood and War:  Larry Pressler and the making of American History."

Cara Hetland is the Director of Radio and Journalism Content for South Dakota Public Broadcasting.