Bush Delivers Arts Budget Proposals

President George Bush delivers his funding requests for the arts to Congress. “The president followed through on his support for improving Americans’ knowledge of the country’s history by proposing $25 million for a humanities endowment initiative called “We the People.” The president is concerned about our lack of understanding ourselves, our historical amnesia. By contrast, funds for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting that would help television and radio stations make the transition to digital transmission, supported in the past by President Bush, were eliminated in the new budget request.”