Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, Jr. Spar in 'Best of Enemies'

Hosted by

By the mid-1960s, the presidential conventions had turned into full-fledged TV events, but ABC was dead last in the ratings. In order to spice up their convention coverage, ABC executives invited two towering intellectuals to a series of debates. The fireworks between liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley, Jr. created giant ratings for ABC, and ushered in the age of bellicose cable news commentary.

Credits

Guests:
Morgan Neville - filmmaker - @MorganNeville, Robert Gordon - Co-director of a new documentary called 'Best of Enemies'

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Ryan Kailath