Tag Archives: Howard K. Smith

The Week: Opinion: Sam Fragoso: How The Riveting Vidal v. Buckley Debates Paved The Way For an Era of Idiotic TV Punditry

The Week: Opinion: Sam Fragoso: How The Riveting Vidal v. Buckley Debates Paved The Way For an Era of Idiotic TV Punditry I think people need to be careful when they compare with Bill Buckley-Gore Vidal debates with modern partisan … Continue reading

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POLITICO Magazine: Opinion- Robert Gordon: ‘The Fight That Changed Political TV Forever’

Source:The New Democrat “Robert Gordon is the producer and director (with Morgan Neville) of the new documentary Best of Enemies, about this debate and in theaters now. This article has been adapted from an introduction to the forthcoming book, Buckley … Continue reading

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Gerald R. Ford Library: Video: ABC News: President Richard Nixon Nominates House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford For Vice President

. I don’t think President Nixon had any other real good choices for Vice President and even a strong number two. Other than maybe George H.W. Bush, Nelson Rockefeller, perhaps Bob Dole, maybe Hugh Scott the Senate Minority Leader. Because … Continue reading

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ABC News: Video: Evening News: George McGovern 1972 VP Selection Drama

Source:The New Democrat Senator Tom Eagleton who by most accounts had a very good and productive year in public office as Governor of Missouri and then later in Congress as a Missouri Senator was a victim of the Richard Nixon … Continue reading

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Vito Denelli: Video: George H.W. Bush & Ronald Reagan Debate Illegal Immigration at a 1980 GOP Presidential Debate

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger George Bush and Ronald Reagan both essentially arguing for some type of comprehensive immigration reform in the form of what is called a guest worker program. Where workers from … Continue reading

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Thomas G: Video: ABC News 1968 RNC Coverage Debate: The GOP Platform, Gore Vidal vs. William Buckley

Rik Schneider on Google+ The New Democrat on Facebook The New Democrat on Twitter By 1968 the Republican Party was definitely moving right ideologically, with Barry Gooldwater and Ronald Reagan having enormous influence in bringing to the GOP what would … Continue reading

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Thomas G: Video: ABC News 1968 RNC Coverage: Debate, Gore Vidal vs. William F. Buckley

Rik Schneider on Google+ The New Democrat on Facebook The New Democrat on Twitter The ultimate debate, when it comes to wit, humor, and intelligence was between Gore Vidal and Bill Buckley. You don’t need a moderator in a debate … Continue reading

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Documentary Fan: Video: ABC News, Everett Dirksen’s Washington

. This post was originally posted at FRS Daily Post on WordPress When was the last time that a Congressional leader was loved and respected by both parties. That is how much Congress has changed since Everett Dirksen was there … Continue reading

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ABC News: ABC Evening News: March 1972: Campaign News

Source: ABC News: ABC Evening News: March 1972: Campaign News One way to sum up the 1972 Democratic presidential primaries, is to say it went to the guy who was damaged the least. And not to the best candidate, because … Continue reading

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ABC News: ABC Evening News- Senator Ted Kennedy’s Potential Run For President in 1972

Source: This piece was originally posted at FRS Daily Journal: ABC News: ABC Evening News- Senator Ted Kennedy’s Potential Run For President in 1972 Senator Ted Kennedy was still way too controversial to run for president in 1972. He wasn’t … Continue reading

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