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Republicans / Killing The Arts / Louisiana #362429

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 31, 1995
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(Studio: Connie Chung) Report introduced.

(Abita Springs: John Blackstone) Louisiana Representative Robert Livingston's tenacious effort to cut the National Endowment for the Arts from the federal budget and get money from his own state's Piney Woods Opry that preserves the old folk musical style featured; scenes shown of old-time pickers and singers at the Piney Woods Opry. [Evening Star string band Bob LAMBERT - says someday their music will be widely appreciated again.] [LIVINGSTON - says NEA (National Education Association) needs to prove it is affordable.] [Abita Springs, LA, Mayor Bryan GOWLAND - says the opry (due to receive money) is not a waste on the cultural elite.] [Co- producer, Piney Woods Opry Mary HOWELL - says she thinks the taxpayers want to support America's history.]

Blackstone, John;
Chung, Connie

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