the video

These video clips, approximately 30 seconds each, are taken from the nea tapes. They represent a variety of opinions about censorship and funding for the arts in America.

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Tim Robbins (actor, director) discusses the Theatre for the New City, where he began his acting career at age twelve

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Chuck Close (artist) reveals how the NEA controversy might inspire him to introduce some new elements to his paintings

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Fred Wilson (artist, educator) discusses how the NEA has helped allow minorities to participate in the art world in ways that were not possible before

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Graciela Sanchez (director of Esperanza Peace and Justice Center) explains how the San Antonio city council defunded all arts funding due to extreme criticism of the arts

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Andres Serrano (artist) talks about the controversy surrounding his photograph "Piss Christ"

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