Author(s): Chernoff, Maxine and Hoover, Paul
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1988

In this issue various writers reflect on recent incidents of censorship including the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the cancellation of the Robert Mapplethorpe's photography exhibition; the works of Andre Serrano; and other episodes.

Author(s): People for the American Way
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1993

On December 6, 1993, more than 600 people gathered at the Arizona Temple of Music and Art for Tucson Talks: An issue of Freed Speech. Co-produced by People for The American Way, The University of Arizona Faculty of Fine Arts, and the Creative Coalition . . ., Tucson Talks presented internationally know film and stage stars in a staged reading of Michael Cristofer's The Shadow Box. An attempt by a local public school teacher to produce the play in 1992 had resulted in her forced resignation, and had led to discord and polarization in Tucson. The performance was followed by a panel discussion

Author(s): U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Special Small Business Problems
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1977

Report on the voluntary rating code of the film industry and whether it discriminates against independent producers. This allegedly was being accomplished by the awarding of more restrictive ratings to independent producers, while the nine major studios would be given softer ratings for the same type of film. Thus, the rating code was supposedly being used to the economic benefit of the major studios and the economic detriment of the smaller independents. In fact, the findings were that no such discrimination existed. Includes a review film industry regulation and censorship over the years.

Author(s): Dubin, Steven C.
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1992

The author examines censorship of the arts by both liberal and conservative groups.

Author(s): Bolton, Richard
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1991

The ongoing efforts of government officials and self-appointed guardians of public morality to control the content of art and public speech have exposed deep divisions in American's beliefs about artistic value and freedom of expression. [This book is the first] to document these turbulent and disturbing debates in detail, in the worlds of the artists, legislators, lobbyists, and critics themselves.

Author(s): Kramer, Hilton
Date of Publication: 1992

In this chapter of the book <i>Public Policy and the Aesthetic Interest: Critical Essays on Defining Cultural and Education Relations</i>, this chapger by Hilton Krammer discusses: Should public standards of decency and civility be observed in determining which works of art or art events are to be selected for the government's support?

Author(s): M. Booth and Associates
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1989

A few tips.
Is your organization in crisis?
5 questions.
In a crisis.
Why talk to the media.
Tips for handling a hostile interview.

Author(s): Heins, Marjorie
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1992

The author looks at the censorship scene from the halls of government to residential neighborhoods, where the funding and sale of sexually explicit paintings, photographs, recordings and videotapes are under attack. Pro-censorship groups include not only religious fundamentalists and their supporters, but also anti-pornography feminists and others who blame the popular and fine arts for corroding the moral fiber of the nation's social fabric. The author points to the dangers to society of restricting artistic freedom and persuasively defends the National Endowment for the Arts - which was

Author(s): McConathy, Dale
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1986

The following pages outline key points of the documents that make up a major but as yet unresolved episode in American culture: the unprecedented series of hearings on Richard Serra's Titled Arc, and the aftermath of those hearings in the press and in public opinion. History, ideology, public policy and the legal rights of the artist intersect and diverge here in a confusing and often disagreeable debate in which the real underlying issues for the principals are never made explicit. How these issues will ultimately be adjudicated remains to be seen. (p. 3)

Author(s): Lang, Gladys Engel; and Lang, Kurt
Date of Publication: Dec 31, 1990

After summer long skirmishes in 1989, the U.S. Congress, early in October, agreed on an appropriations bill in which the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was forbidden to fund obscene art. This was a compromise solution to an even more restrictive amendment proposed by Jesse Helms on July 26 and passed that same day by the Senate in a voice vote. Helms' bill would have also disallowed federal support for materials that were indecent or which denigrated people on the basis of religious beliefs, gender, handicap or national origin.