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  • Ten Years After the Cold War
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    Ten Years After the Cold War

    Mr. Buckley and Senator Moynihan talked about the Cold War, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and how the Cold War had shaped current relations with Russia. Following their remarks they…

  • emCommunism A Historyem
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    Communism: A History

    Russian and Eastern European scholar, historian and author Richard Pipes was interviewed by author, columnist and former “Firing Line” host William F. Buckley, Jr. on Pipes' latest book,…

  • Memorial Service for William F Buckley
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    Memorial Service for William F. Buckley

    A memorial service for William F. Buckley was held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Only a portion of the service was shown, featuring eulogies by former Secretary Henry…

  • emMiles Gone By  A Literary Autobiographyem
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    Miles Gone By: A Literary Autobiography

    William F. Buckley Jr. was a guest on WBZ - AM’s David Brudnoy Show to talk about his book Miles Gone By: A Literary Autobiography, published by Regnery Publishing. The book is a collection of essays…

  • William F Buckley Jr Interview
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    William F. Buckley, Jr. Interview

    In an excerpt from the American Writers program, “Writings of Kirk and Buckley,” William F. Buckley, Jr. was interviewed at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. He talked about the history of…

  • Memorial Service for John Kenneth Galbraith
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    Memorial Service for John Kenneth Galbraith

    A memorial service for John Kenneth Galbraith was held in Memorial Church in Harvard Yard, Cambridge. Many dignitaries and family members eulogized him and praised his life and career in…

  • emHappy Days Were Here Againem
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    Happy Days Were Here Again

    Author and commentator William F. Buckley, Jr. talked about his compendium titled Happy Days Were Here Again, published by Random House. The book is a collection of more than 120 articles and…

  • Tribute to William F Buckley
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    Tribute to William F. Buckley

    On the 50th anniversary of National Review, the magazine’s founder, William F. Buckley, Jr. was honored by President Bush. The president paid tribute to Mr. Buckley and the magazine’s…

  • Future of Conservatism
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    Future of Conservatism

    William F. Buckley, Jr. and his son Christopher Buckley made their first joint stage appearance to consider the future of American conservatism in a mock episode of Firing Line, William…

  • Conservative Movement Anniversary Dinner
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    Conservative Movement Anniversary Dinner

    The 50th anniversary dinner of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) opened with the presentation of the colors and the Pledge of Allegiance. A videotaped message from President George W. Bush…

  • The Twentieth Century
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    The Twentieth Century

    The panelists discussed the events of the century and how America has evolved over the course of time. They discussed various issues of local and national concern, the economy, and changing…

  • emGetting It Rightem
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    Getting It Right

    William F. Buckley Jr. discussed his book, Getting It Right, from Regnery Publishing. It is an historical novel about 1960s America and the modern conservative movement. During his talk, Mr. Buckley…

  • Writings of Kirk and Buckley
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    Writings of Kirk and Buckley

    Set in Dutch Barn Library at Russell Kirk Center, the guests talked about the history of the modern conservative political movement in the U.S. through the life and writings of Russell Kirk and William…

  • emNearer My Godem
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    Nearer My God

    Mr. Buckley talked about his book, Nearer My God: An Autobiography of Faith. The book is Mr. Buckley’s thirty-eighth book and reviews his experiences with religion in his lifetime and…

  • Reflections on Ronald Reagan
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    Reflections on Ronald Reagan

    In honor of President Reagan’s 88th birthday, Mr. Buckley reflected on his friendship with the President. He also focused on the accomplishments of the Reagan administration, and the fall…

  • emWhittaker Chambers A Biographyem
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    Whittaker Chambers: A Biography

    Following introductory remarks by Hilton Kramer and William Buckley,Jr., Sam Tanenhaus discussed his book, Whittaker Chambers: A Biography which traces the life of Chambers from communist…

  • News Review
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    News Review

    Participating by remote connection, Mr. Buckley talked about his novel, Nuremberg: The Reckoning. He also talked about U.S. foreign policy, politics and other topics. He responded to…

  • Dishonors Award Ceremony
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    Dishonors Award Ceremony

    Mr. Thomas moderated the celebrity speakers' roast of 2001 media coverage.

  • In Depth with  William F Buckley Jr
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    In Depth with William F. Buckley Jr.

    Mr. Buckley talked about his body of published works, people who have influenced his thinking, and his political philosophies. He also responded to viewer telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail. He founded…

  • On Social Progress
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    On Social Progress

    Participants discussed changes in American society and culture in the last several decades and commented on the degree to which progress had been made on several social issues. Among the…

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