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Hoover Institution Video Library

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Works: 93 works in 94 publications in 1 language and 305 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Public affairs television programs  Television interviews 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: E882, 305.569
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Presidential hopeful, Ronald Reagan ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
A discussion full of substance with candidate Ronald Reagan, on topics ranging from Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, to the way government bonds should be issued, to the still-ongoing energy crisis, to the still-high unemployment, with Buckley addressing his guest as Mr. President, as if the inauguration had already taken place
Poverty, hopeful or hopeless? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
President Johnson had just declared war on poverty, and Mr. Harrington, an avowed socialist who had started out on the staff of Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker, had been among the first to enlist. On this show (the first Firing Line taped, though not the first aired), Mr. Harrington begins by describing the despair and consequent lack of initiative engendered by poverty; WFB engages him on the issue of whether we can hope to alleviate either material or emotional poverty through government action. MH: "Being kicked around and being pushed down, living in dense, miserable housing, and dealing with cockroaches and rats are not the kinds of things that make one a balanced, content, normal, and adjusted healthy personality." WFB: "I couldn't agree with you more. But I'm trying to raise the following question: To what extent ... can we count on [a poverty program] to alleviate all these concomitant miseries?"--Container
The culture of the left ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
British journalist and critic, Malcolm Muggeridge discusses the corrupting influence of Liberalism with it's attendant concentration of power in the hands of an elite. Muggeridge's late conversion to Christianity combined with his radical political philosophy prompts a stimulating discussion with Buckley
The Equal Rights Amendment ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A discussion between Phyllis Schlafly, Ann Scott and William F. Buckley on the rescission of the Equal Rights Amendment by several states that had initially ratified it. The contributing factors include the draft, employment opportunities and child support
The future of conservatism ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"This rich conversation ranges from the specific and immediate (Medicare, the prospects for the 1968 election) to the general (Has too much power accrued to the Presidency? How can it be curbed?)"--Container
Black power ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A discussion between American writer Nat Hentoff and William F. Buckley on the meaning of the term "Black Power," its opponents and implications for race relations and the Black community. Includes significant discussion of the quality of education in "Black ghettos," the writings of James Baldwin and the removal of Adam Clayton Powell from office
McCarthyism : past, present, future ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"Mr. Buckley seeks, with his old friend and adversary Mr. Cherne, to explore, as he puts it, why Joseph McCarthy's "oversimplifications were judged to be almost unique and highly damaging ... whereas the contemporary oversimplifications of, say, a Harry Truman, or, before that, of a Franklin Roosevelt, or subsequently of a Lyndon Johnson, are not seen as that offensive.""--Container
Should the Committe on Un-American Activities be abolished? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Interview with John Henry Faulk, activist seeking the abolition of the House Committee on Un-American Activities
The avant garde ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A discussion on the state of middle class America in the late 1960s
Medicare ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This segment features Senator George Voinovich and provides information on Medicare reform and the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act which adds coverage for perscriptions and preventive benefits and brings in features of more modern insurance plans
Firing line ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The most visible abortion battleground was New York State, where the legislature had voted to repeal the extremely permissive law it had passed two years before and where Governor Nelson Rockerfeller had vetoed the repeal. Buckley, Noonan (a professor of philosophy and law), and Lucas (one of the lawyers in the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case), and some members of the audience discuss the future of abortion laws in the United States following the events in New York State
Why are the students unhappy? ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Student unrest was not yet at its most virulent, but many campuses had seen sit-ins and other disruptions. WFB posits that a chief cause of the problems is adult unwillingness to enforce discipline. Mr. Bikel, who had grown up in a kibbutz in Israel but quickly rebelled against its strictures, posits that the younger generation must be left free to develop its own values, even if these do not include what the older generation would call civility."--Container
President and the press ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Mr. Buckley attempts to get Peter Salinger to admit the press gave President Kennedy a free ride, while discussing the objectives of presidential press conferences
Muhammad Ali and the negro movement ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
A discussion between heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali and William F. Buckley on the draft board reversal of of its earlier determination that he was not sufficiently intelligent to serve as a result of him joining the Black Muslims. Buckley questions Ali about his refusal to be drafted, the "Negro movement" and other topics
The playboy philosophy ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Between these two antagonists one might have expected a heated debate, but what we get instead is a serious discussion of sexual ethics in the latter part of the 20th century.--Container
Firing line ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
William Buckley questions Richard Nixon about the role of conservatives in the Republican party, after the defeat of Goldwater nearly four years before
Firing line ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Buckley interviews professor Friedman on how best to serve the needs of the poor with the portion of the national revenues available for that purpose. An important economic and social theorist, Friedman defines 'negative income tax' and 'progessive income tax, ' and discusses Keynesian economics and other national fiscal issues with Buckley and also takes questions from the audience
The world of LSD ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A discussion between Dr. Timothy Leary and William F. Buckley on LSD and other psychedelic drugs. Originally a doctor of clinical psychology, Leary made LSD the basis of a "new religion."
Firing line : Mother Teresa talks with William F. Buckley, Jr. ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Mr. Buckley begins by explaining that "This program is designed as a forum for the exchange of opinions. I would like to think that I would suppress any opinions of my own that differ from Mother Teresa's and I propose, therefore, to be inordinately, gratefully quiet as we listen to her." Some of what we duly hear is what we might expect from this holy woman ("We deal with lepers, we deal with the dying, we deal with AIDS ... it is an opportunity for the people to share in the joy of loving."), but there are also surprises. "Once I met a lady who was in terrible pain because of cancer, and I told her, 'This is but the kiss of Jesus, a sign that you have come so close to Jesus on the cross that he can kiss you.' And the lady, though she was in such great pain, she joined her hands together and said, 'Mother Teresa, please tell Jesus to stop kissing me.'"--Summary by Firing Line staff
Firing line ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Shortly before Governor Wallace's announcement of his candidacy for the presidency, he appeared in this contentious interview/debate with Buckley, who had criticized Wallace often in print
 
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