Article Title

TV program more than school officials can bare

Newspaper

The Register-Guard (Eugene)

Date

9-18-1991

Challenged Material

Michelangelo's David

Reading Level

young adult

Location

Eugene, Oregon

Participants

Elna Robinette, Cecil Kribs, Bob Bolden, Whittle Communications, Inc., Madison Middle School, Jefferson Middle School

Outcome

cancelled viewing

Photo Description

Front view of sculpture of Michelangelo

Photo Caption

School officials opted not to show this Michelangelo sculpture to students.

Abstract

The Madison Middle School principal cancelled the showing of a Channel One program for its views of a classic, nude statue. Channel One, a satellite news program designed for teens, offers daily programming about current events. The program was controversial because of the repeated close-ups of Michelangelo's David. The school's media specialist suggested that the program would be more appropriate for an art class where the sculpture could be studied in the context of artwork.

Keywords

censorship, curriculum, nudity, classical art

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