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Stamford Series Aims To Increase Civility

STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) - These days, when so many people seem self absorbed, the push is on to show some manners and kindness to those who need a hand.

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Bob Dilenschneider of the Dilenschneider Group is kicking off the Civility in America series in Stamford.

"Civility breeds better conduct across the board, and if people think about civility they'll look inside themselves and say 'I can do a better job. I can something better,'" Dilenschneider said.

He's chosen an elite group of speakers - people like former New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton, U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent, former New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein.

Dilenschneider told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau that the civility concept has even entered the presidential campaign.

"I'm not sure they'll be civil to one another, but they're talking about it. So, the idea of civility has been elevated to a totally new level," he said.

The various speakers will appear at the Ferguson Library at 96 Broad Street in Stamford over the next several months.

The first session is tonight at 6 p.m. For a schedule, click here. To find out even more about attending, contact the library at 203 351-8231.

What do you have to say about civility in our time? Sound off in the comments section below.

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