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Ten O'Clock News; Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs

06/16/1989

Interview with ICA director David Ross, discussing the late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe whose work is controversial for its erotic and gay subject matter. Discussion of his self-portraiture. Discussion of some members of Congress' attempts to censor the rotating exhibit. Ross argues for freedom of speech.


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Series
Ten O'Clock News
Title

Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs

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

00:03:15

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Freedom of speech
Mapplethorpe, Robert
Art museums
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)
Artists
Art -- Exhibitions
Arts
Locations
Boston (Mass.)
Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Contributors
Wang, Deborah (Reporter)
Citation
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs,” 06/16/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 6, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A293739031984A61969E893AD4520A41.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs.” 06/16/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 6, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A293739031984A61969E893AD4520A41>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A293739031984A61969E893AD4520A41
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