TV program more than school officials can bare
The Register-Guard (Eugene)
Elna Robinette, Cecil Kribs, Bob Bolden, Whittle Communications, Inc., Madison Middle School, Jefferson Middle School
Front view of sculpture of Michelangelo
School officials opted not to show this Michelangelo sculpture to students.
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.
censorship, curriculum, nudity, classical art