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Vartan Gregorian President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York
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Smoking on the Silver Screen

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Recent research finds exposure to on-screen smoking in feature films increases the likelihood that young people will start smoking tobacco. An interactive chart looks at the percentage of movies with on-screen smoking, from 1999 to 2008.

Survey Finds Fewer Americans Participating in the Arts

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Fewer Americans are participating in the arts, according to a recent study conducted by the National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. Census Bureau. Use an interactive graph to track trends. See a breakdown of who participated by gender, race/ethnicity, age and education.

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