'Housewives' star calls on Congress for arts funds

U.S. actor Kyle MacLachlan arrives for the Laureus Awards in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Nousha Salimi)

April 13, 2010 12:49:34 PM PDT
"Desperate Housewives" actor Kyle MacLachlan, who plays Orson Hodge on the Sunday night series, is telling lawmakers he got his start by performing in community theaters funded in part by federal grants.