Here is another portion of the Nancy Hanks Lecture given by Alec Baldwin on April 16 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
This time he addresses the evolution of his appreciation for dance:
Thanks again to our friends at Ovation for providing us with the clip.
You can also listen to Alec's interview with National Public Radio's Morning Edition on April 17 as a podcast on that program's website.
Here's a sample of his wisdom:
HOST STEVE INSKEEP: Why do you think arts funding is periodically a political lightning rod?
ALEC BALDWIN: It was easier before, and I think now you still have these kind of vapors in the air from old battles, which when there were individual grants and you could say those hot button words, like Karen Finley. And you could say Mapplethorpe and you could talk about individual grants that went to people...
INSKEEP: Artists whose work (unintelligible) were considered obscene in many cases.Read More