Testing the Limits of the First Amendment

The American Society of Newspaper Editors held a forum during their annual meeting focusing on the First Amendment in American… read more

The American Society of Newspaper Editors held a forum during their annual meeting focusing on the First Amendment in American culture. Mr. Barrie, director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, was arrested and acquitted on charges of obscenity for exhibiting six sexually explicit photographs as part of a showing of the works of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Rev. Wildmon, president of the American Family Association, has led a fight against the pornography industry, including efforts to keep pornographic magazines out of convenience stores. The panel discussed the case against Mr. Barrie, federal funding of sexually explicit art, and the balance of First Amendment rights against obscenity in American culture. close

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Testing the Limits of the First Amendment

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Program ID:
18145-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
May 27, 1991
Last Aired:
May 28, 1991

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  • May 27, 1991 | 8:02am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 27, 1991 | 11:23pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 28, 1991 | 10:37am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 28, 1991 | 3:06pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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