While some foreign governments had long spent lavishly on the arts they favored, massive scale federal funding of tradition in the U.S. was amongst Roosevelt’s many innovations. The content was sometimes controversial, spurring Congressional hearings by the same kind of know-nothings who block progress right now. Wherever the location could additionally be, in this iteration, Van Gogh’s items will come to life in 360-degree, two-story projections on over 20,000 sq. toes of space. Branches and vines from “Almond Blossoms” will grow seemingly out of nowhere and appear to rustle in an unfelt breeze. And “Starry Night over the Rhone” will flicker across larger-than-life screens. Filling the void left by the late Alex Trebek involves subtle analysis and a parade of visitor hosts doing their finest to impress viewers and the studio that’s expected to make the call before the new season begins taping later this summer.
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