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William F. Buckley – A Profile of the Most Consequential Conservative (Interview: Heather Hendershot)

by Christopher N. Malagisi

In a fresh take on William F. Buckley, Jr., the preeminent leader of the early conservative movement, author Heather Hendershot takes us behind the scenes of Buckley’s television show called Firing Line in her new book Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on the Firing Line.

The show was on air for 33 years and helped make conservatism respectable in mainstream culture. The format typically included Buckley debating popular political, social, and pop culture figures on the issues of the day.  If you love Bill Buckley, you’ll love this interview!

Learn some amazing secrets behind the production of Firing Line, why you needed a thesaurus when watching it, and who were some of the most consequential guests he had on the show in our exclusive author interview below with Heather Hendershot!

If you love Bill Buckley, make sure to check out his CBC author page!

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