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UVa Today: Analyzing Body Language

August 13, 2009

Town Hall meetings have turned into shouting matches, where for some, they're finding it hard to separate fact from fiction. In Thursday's UVa Today segment, Professor Daria Okugawa,from the University of Virginia, joined Beth Duffy on set to analyze a couple recent scenarios,

We watched two meeting. First, one in Pennsylvania, the other here in Charlottesville. Senator Arlen Specter, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, faced an rowdy crowd earlier in the week. However, fifth district Congressman Tom Perriello faced a calm crowd Tuesday night in Charlottesville.

Okugawa spoke about the body language seen at both events.

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