Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal.

Contributor(s): Publisher number: 7199500 | KanopyPublisher: DogWoof, 2015Publisher: [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2020Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (88 minutes): digital, .flv file, soundContent type:
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Subject(s): Genre/Form: Online resources: Gore Vidal, William F. BuckleySummary: 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. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Winner of Outstanding Historical Documentary at the **News & Documentary Emmy Awards**. *"THE BEST OF ENEMIES provides a rich, extraordinarily fascinating account that's sure to have many viewers' minds constantly shuttling between then and now ..." - Godfrey Cheshire, **RogerEbert.com***
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Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley

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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. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Winner of Outstanding Historical Documentary at the **News & Documentary Emmy Awards**. *"THE BEST OF ENEMIES provides a rich, extraordinarily fascinating account that's sure to have many viewers' minds constantly shuttling between then and now ..." - Godfrey Cheshire, **RogerEbert.com***

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