Arts have been politicized by conservatives, Henry Louis Gates says

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Harvard scholar and PBS documentarian Henry Louis Gates said he can’t imagine that any “self-respecting” member of Congress would vote to cut or zero out pubcasting support. In an interview with the Zap2it TV and movie news website, Gates called public broadcasting “one of our truly great national resources,” and added that the funding fight “just shows you how politicized the arts have become by the Right, and it’s disgusting. And I think we should all be embarrassed by it.”