1. November 12, 1999

    November 12, 1999 A one-night benefit performance where 50 of the nation’s leading entertainers and artists came together on a Broadway stage to celebrate our most basic freedom — freedom of expression — in Seconding the First. The event featured live performances of works that have pushed the limits of both imagination and convention.

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  2. October 5, 1999

    October 5, 1999 A panel discussion entitled: Public Education and the Politics of Art was held in New York City. Moderated by Diana Ayton-Shenker, Director of the PEN American Center, the panel consisted of: William Baldwin; Elizabeth Murray, painter; Wendy Kopp, President of Teach for America; Ruby Lerner, Executive Director of Creative Capital; and, William […]

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  3. September 30, 1999

    September 30, 1999 A panel discussion entitled: Violence in America, A Hollywood Production was held in Los Angeles. Moderated by Peter Bart, the panel consisted of: Juliette Lewis; Michael Bay; Arianna Huffington; and Chuck D.  

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  4. June 30, 1999

    June 30, 1999 A panel discussion entitled: Violence in America, Reel Life vs. Real Life was held in New York City. Moderated by Peter Bart, Editor-in-chief of Variety magazine, the panel consisted of: Stanley Tucci; Linda Ellerbee; Peter Bogdanovich; Martin Garbus; and, Deborah Forte.

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  5. June 18, 1999

    June 18, 1999 Announced a partnership with Scholastic Inc. The partnership, established with the mission to focus public attention on the desperate need to support on-going, meaningful arts education programs in our nation’s public schools and to abate the decline in funding for arts programs, will highlight the essential role that the arts play in […]

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  6. May 10, 1999

    May 10, 1999 A panel discussion on public education was held in New York City. Hosted by Peter Bogdanovich, it was moderated by A&E Network’s Elliott Forrest. Panel members were James W. Kohlmoos, Deputy Assistant Director U.S. Department of Education, and Victor F. Klatt, Policy Analyst U.S. House of Representatives

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  7. February 11, 1999

    February 11, 1999 A panel discussion entitled: Public Education, The Role of the Arts and Entertainment Community was held in New York City. Moderated by Hugh Downs, the panel consisted of: Richard Riley, US Secretary of Education; Rudolph Crew, Chancellor of the NYC Board of Education; John Sykes, President of VH1; Anne Bryant, Executive Director […]

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