Funding for National Endowment for the Arts

Members of the Senate debated an amendment to the Interior Authorization bill introduced by Sen. Helms that would place restrictions on the funding decisions… read more

Members of the Senate debated an amendment to the Interior Authorization bill introduced by Sen. Helms that would place restrictions on the funding decisions made by the National Endowment for the Arts. The amendment would prohibit the National Endowment for the Arts from funding artwork which is obscene under the definition in the bill. The amendment had been passed earlier in the year by the Senate, but was defeated in a House conference report. Sen. Helms addressed the Senate to criticize the NEA’s policies of using taxpayers' money to promote “obscenity and deviant conduct.” Opposition to the amendment focused on the censorship many legislators found inherent in the legislation. Sen. Wirth held up paintings by Titian and Toulouse-Lautrec which he claimed would be judged obscene under the amendment. close

Report Video Issue

People in this video

More People

Hosting Organization

More information about

Funding for National Endowment for the Arts

296 Views
Program ID:
22442-1
Category:
Senate Highlight
Format:
Senate Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 31, 1991 | 9:32pm EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Oct 31, 1991 | 9:32pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a Download

Funding for National Endowment for the Arts

  • MP4 video - Low
    Price:
    $5.99
  • MP4 video - Standard
    Price:
    $6.99
  • MP3 audio - Standard
    Price:
    $0.99

User Created Clips from This Video

View all clips from this video