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Arts / Government Funding #129654

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 13, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) New policy statement from the National Endowment for the Arts, which is trying to define obscene art ineligible for federal funding, reported.

(Washington: John Martin) Counterattack by America's artists and their supporters on funding issue examined. [Los Angeles Mayor Tom BRADLEY - calls NEA's actions outrageous.] Congress recalled passing restrictions on obscenity in arts following controversy over the Robert Mapplethorpe photography exhibit. [Performance artist Rachel ROSENTHAL - says we are being censored for what we may do.] Movie stars noted lobbying Congress to drop restrictions. [Actor Kevin KLINE - comments.] [Folk singer Loudon WAINWRIGHT, III - sings about Senator Jesse Helms, who is considered leader of the opposition to NEA (National Education Association) funding.] [Performance artist Holly HUGHES - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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