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Ten O'Clock News; Arts censorship dilemma

07/31/1990

At ICA, advocates of freedom of expression defend the Mapplethorpe exhibit. Opponents at State House press conference claim the photos are obscene and should be censored. Discussion of what makes something art, what makes something obscene, and how to judge a community standard.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Arts censorship dilemma

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976

Duration

00:03:56

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Trials (Obscenity)
Mapplethorpe, Robert
Massachusetts State House (Boston, Mass.)
Arts
Art museums
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)
Art -- Exhibitions
Press conferences
Massachusetts -- Politics and government
Locations
Boston (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Arts censorship dilemma,” 07/31/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6C1E74B6F5EB40EBAC50AB82DC3C2BAE.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Arts censorship dilemma.” 07/31/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6C1E74B6F5EB40EBAC50AB82DC3C2BAE>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Arts censorship dilemma. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6C1E74B6F5EB40EBAC50AB82DC3C2BAE
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