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Preserving and Presenting
March 11, 2009
Film, radio, and television -- the media arts -- have been a high priority at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) almost from the start of the agency. In...
Sundance Institute Nurtures "Indie" Films
May 1, 1981
Independent films - originally conceived as an alternative to Hollywood's big-budget blockbusters - are now so successful they've even been adopted by Tinseltown's major studios. In large part, moviegoers have...
Lunching with Legends: The NEA supports Aviva Slesin's documentary The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table
January 1, 1980
In 1919, at the end of World War I, a group of New York City writers gathered at the Algonquin Hotel in midtown Manhattan for a lunchtime "roast" to celebrate...
Live From Lincoln Center Brings the Arts to the Airwaves
May 1, 1976
On January 30, 1976, public television viewers nationwide had the best seats in the house at New York City's Lincoln Center as PBS broadcast the first episode of Live From...
Hit Parade: The NEA Funds A Prairie Home Companion
January 1, 1976
"It was May in Minnesota and the ice was slowly receding into the woods. It was still cold. Some tulips who jumped the gun had to be rescued and some...
To Promote and Preserve: The NEA Helps Found the American Film Institute
January 1, 1967
In 1967, the U.S. film industry was more than 75 years old, and many groundbreaking films of early cinema were rapidly aging past the point of preservation. In response to...