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Bill Buckley - Mr Right

Michael Portillo presents some of conservative writer, intellectual and wit William F Buckley's most glittering exchanges with the leading politicians and personalities of his day.

Buckley helped to move conservatism from the outer fringes to the very centre of American political life. Waspish, provocative, sometimes infuriating but never dull, his weekly programme Firing Line became the world's longest-running TV show with a single host. From 1966 to 1999, everyone from presidents to poets, politicians and punks submitted to Buckley's weekly interrogations.

A Paladin Invision production for radio 4.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 8 Jun 2009 15:00
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