Jaws actor Richard Dreyfuss has been handed a prestigious New York award for his work to promote civics lessons in America's schools.
The Oscar-winner launched The Dreyfuss Initiative last year (09) to improve U.S. citizens' understanding of civic education and encourage teachers to tackle the classes.
And on Tuesday (28Sep10) he was presented with the Big Apple's 2010 Empire State Archives and History Award for his work by the city's Archives Partnership Trust.