Picks and Pans Review: The New Deal for Artists

updated 07/06/1981 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/06/1981 AT 01:00 AM EDT

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As the Administration prepares to slash the arts budget, Orson Welles narrates a timely 90-minute study of the Works Progress Administration, the Depression-era federal program that subsidized the labor of unemployed thousands—and such diverse talents as Mark Rothko, Saul Bellow, Jackson Pollock, John Houseman and Welles himself.


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