Leaving Town Alive
Frohnmayer journeyed to Washington, D.C., in 1989 to serve a cause he believed in deeply--the arts in America. Handpicked by President Bush to be chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, he was abruptly fired two and a half years later in a storm of front-page controversy. An eloquent plea for the liberation of American culture from the narrow concerns of partisan politics. Photographs.