Alec Baldwin To Give Arts Policy Speech In D.C.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Alec Baldwin is in Washington to push for more support for the arts.

The actor is delivering the 25th annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on arts and public policy Monday evening at the Kennedy Center. Baldwin also will be visiting Capitol Hill to urge members of Congress to support federal funding for arts programs and education.

In a statement, Baldwin says he will underscore the economic and social impact of the arts and arts education for the nation.

Past speakers at the Hanks lecture has included Robert Redford, Kevin Spacey, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and musician Wynton Marsalis.

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