Ten O'Clock News; Arts censorship dilemma
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.
- Ten O'Clock News
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
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Trials (Obscenity)
- Mapplethorpe, Robert
- Massachusetts State House (Boston, Mass.)
- Art museums
- Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)
- Art -- Exhibitions
- Press conferences
- Massachusetts -- Politics and government
- Boston (Mass.)
- News Report
- Vaillancourt, Meg (Reporter)
- Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Arts censorship dilemma,” 07/31/1990, GBH Archives, accessed January 20, 2022, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6C1E74B6F5EB40EBAC50AB82DC3C2BAE.
- MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Arts censorship dilemma.” 07/31/1990. GBH Archives. Web. January 20, 2022. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6C1E74B6F5EB40EBAC50AB82DC3C2BAE>.
- APA: Ten O'Clock News; Arts censorship dilemma. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_6C1E74B6F5EB40EBAC50AB82DC3C2BAE