Q&A with Fred Barnes

Fred Barnes discussed the significance of the Weekly Standard in the political community, including its role in discovering Sarah Palin in… read more

Fred Barnes discussed the significance of the Weekly Standard in the political community, including its role in discovering Sarah Palin in 2007. He reflected on his conservative upbringing in Arlington, Virginia, noting the changes he experienced in his life after he became a born-again Christian. He recalled his early days on television, including his participation as a panelist in the first 1984 presidential debate and how it led him to a position on “The McLaughlin Group.” He talked about his time with New Republic Magazine and why he felt the need to provide a conservative alternative. He praised syndicated columnist Robert Novak and described Mr. Novak’s memoir, The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington as the best book ever written about politics. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Mar 17, 2013
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Mar 18, 2013

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  • Mar 17, 2013 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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