Sharing and Creating Our Cultural History: Public Media and the Arts

Through art, our cultural values are celebrated and challenged. In its seemingly limitless forms, art nourishes the spirit and strengthens the intellect. It connects us with our inner selves as well as to each other. And it elevates us individually and collectively as a nation. At no time in our history has there been a greater need than now to restore and reinvigorate public engagement with the arts. Join PBS CEO Paula Kerger to discuss the future of the arts, and the power of media as a means to strengthen our engagement with the arts. Produced by Anna Deavere Smith Works, curated by Anna Deavere Smith.

Festival: 2014

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