Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. Color video. A short video critical of Ronald Reagan's focus on military parades at the expense of the arts.
0:00 Title onscreen: “D.C.: Apr., 1981: President Reagan’s office of budget management proposes cutting N.E.A. funds to 86 million dollars annually, while raising funding for military bands to 88 million dollars.”
0:13 Footage of Ronald Reagan smiling and waving in parades, set to a mistake-filled version of “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.”