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Anti-Israeli exhibit censored after Sept. 11

In the 1960s, police busted a gallery owner for an installation of nudes. More recently, when an artist filmed a cat being killed and eaten, the artist was locked up. Even if the country's definition of obscenity has transformed over time, for decades the debate has stayed the same: Is art censorship an act thwarting obscenity or an Orwellian control?

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An Iraqi artist's paintings are part of a postponed museum show.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Sept. 26, 2001
Guest(s): Nahla Abdo, Stephen Inclis, Farouk Kaspalas
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Cory O'Kelly
Duration: 2:18

Last updated: December 10, 2012

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