Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2009


The New Deal:
The Works Progress Administration (WPA) was home to a variety of programs that aided unemployed artists and writers, including Jackson Pollock and Richard Wright.

TODAY:The National Endowment for the Arts was created in 1965. Controversies over "obscene" work in the 1980s and '90s led to reduced funding.

By Eric Dodds and Rebecca Kaplan