Alec Baldwin: More money for the arts, please

Actor and classical music lover Alec Baldwin pressed Congress Monday to send more money to the arts.

"If I had any influence, I'd want the [National Endowment for the Arts] to have a budget of a billion dollars," Baldwin said. "We spend too much money on war in this country."


Baldwin is the on-air voice for radio broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic, and a particularly passionate fan of conductor Charles Dutoit.

In his plea, Baldwin, star of 30 Rock, said his own business, TV and film, is often like the "potato chip business — it's junk food."

Okay with us, as long as he doesn't start with that arts-is-like-spinach (good for you) business.

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