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New York, New York / Art and Religion / Chocolate Jesus / A Discussion #856403

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 30, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The clash in New York City between art and religion introduced.

(New York: Gary Tuchman) The chocolate Jesus sculpture made by artist Cosimo Cavallaro featured; scenes shown of the Christ figure. [Artist CAVALLARO, Catholic League Kiera McCAFFREY†- offer differing opinions on the statue.] Other similar controversies recalled; scenes shown, including singer Madonna suspended from a giant cross. Statement from James Knowles, president of the Roger Smith Hotel, about why the art exhibition was canceled quoted. [Artist's wife Sarah CAVALLARO - says the hotel was scared.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped interview held with Cavallaro and Catholic League President Bill Donohue about the statue. [CAVALLARO - explains his intention of celebrating the body of Christ in chocolate; calls it an overreaction with the opponents bamboozling the people.] [DONOHUE - explains what bothers him about the statue, the artist and the "establishment" hotel owner.] The two guys bicker back and forth.

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gary

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