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Title Best of enemies [Hoopla electronic resource].

Publication Info. [United States] : Magnolia Pictures, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 88 min.)) : sd., col.
digital rda
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Credits Directed by Morgan Neville.
Performer William F. Buckley, Jr. ; Gore Vidal ; readings by John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer ; featuring: Todd Gitlin, Brooke Gladstone, Richard Wald, William Sheehan, Frank Rich, Sam Tanenhaus, Lee Edwards, Reid Buckley, Linda Bridges, Fred Kaplan, Matt Tyrnauer, George Merlis, Dick Cavett, Eric Alterman, Ginia Bellafante, John McWhorter, James Wolcott, Andrew Sullivan, Christopher Hitchens.
Summary In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other's political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult-their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed, and a new era in public discourse was born.
Audience Rated R.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008.
Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012.
Debates and debating.
Debates and debating in mass media.
Conservatism -- United States.
Liberalism -- United States.
Added Author Neville, Morgan, film director, film producer.
Gordon, Robert, 1961- film director, film producer.
Goldman, Julie, film producer.
Phillips, Cliff, film producer.
Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008, on-screen participant.
Vidal, Gore, 1925-2012, on-screen participant.
Lithgow, John, 1945- voice actor.
Grammer, Kelsey, 1955- voice actor.
Gitlin, Todd, interviewee (expression)
Gladstone, Brooke, interviewee (expression)
Wald, Richard, interviewee (expression)
Rich, Frank, interviewee (expression)
Tanenhaus, Sam, interviewee (expression)
Edwards, Lee, 1932- interviewee (expression)
Buckley, Fergus Reid, 1930-2014, interviewee (expression)
Bridges, Linda, interviewee (expression)
Kaplan, Fred, 1937- interviewee (expression)
Tyrnauer, Matt, interviewee (expression)
Merlis, George, 1940- interviewee (expression)
Cavett, Dick, interviewee (expression)
Alterman, Eric, interviewee (expression)
McWhorter, John H., interviewee (expression)
Wolcott, James, 1952- interviewee (expression)
Sullivan, Andrew, 1963- interviewee (expression)
Hitchens, Christopher, interviewee (expression)
Willoughby, Graham (Cinematographer), director of photography.
hoopla digital.
Music No. MWT11970999
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