Prof. Ledewitz purchases billboard to ignite public discussion

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Photo of Professor Bruce Ledewitz in front of the billboard he purchased

Several Pennsylvania television stations and newspapers interviewed Professor Bruce Ledewitz about his efforts to start a national discussion about truth in public life. Reporters from WJET-TV, Erie’s ABC affiliate, and WFXP, the Fox affiliate, talked with Ledewitz on August 23, 2018, in front of the billboard he purchased on Interstate 86, near the New York border. 

“Tax Cuts Threaten Social Security,” the billboard reads, a message the Duquesne Law professor says is directed to Erie County voters who twice voted for former President Barack Obama before flipping for President Donald Trump in 2016. 

In a column by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Brian O’Neill, Ledewitz said he hoped to ignite a national movement or ordinary citizens to challenge “the lies that both political parties tell.” Ledewitz noted that he purchased the billboard to reflect his personal views. 

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review covered Ledewitz’s billboard in an August 22 story. Stations WICU and WSEE-TV also interviewed the Duquesne Law professor on August 23 in front of the billboard. 

Faculty Referenced In Article

Bruce Ledewitz, J.D.Professor of Law