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Matthew Broderick and Kenneth Lonergan reflect on their parallel careers and their first stage collaboration, The New Group's premiere production of The Starry Messenger....
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92Y- Matthew Broderick with Kenneth Lonergan (September 30, 2009)
Directed By: The 92nd Street Y
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Scott Elliot
Released: 2011
Taped on 1/19/1988. Dr. Ron Paul, a former Republican, is the Libertarian Party's candidate for President, and he proves, in this energetic exchange, to be a well-spoken exponent of the libertarian creed....
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Libertarian Candidate"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Ron Paul
Released: 2012
Taped on 05/04/1979. In the wake of Three Mile Island, a Partussion frightening in its implications: Beyea: "I cannot guarantee a technological device until I've tested it many times in full scale. Nuclear power we can never test in full scale, and that disturbs me." Cohen: "Every...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Crisis of Nuclear Energy"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Bernard Cohen, Jan Beyea
Released: 2011
Taped on 12/13/1990. "Mr. Buckley," as Michael Kinsley puts it, "will be required to defend himself from charges of apostasy by [Milton Friedman] a conservative even better credentialed than himself." Buckley's book "Gratitude" had proposed a year's national service...
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Firing Line With William F. Buckley Jr. "What Do We Owe Our Country"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Mitlon Friedman
Released: 2012
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. - "The Fight for Bach"...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. - "The Fight for Bach"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Rosalyn Tureck
Released: 2012
Taped on 12/21/1972. "Once again," Buckley begins, "marijuana is in the news." California voters had just rejected a ballot initiative to ease the marijuana laws. Dr. Thomas L. Bryant had come to favor decriminalization, unlike curmudgeon John Greenway: "What makes...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "A Conservative Look at Marijuana"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Thomas E. Bryant, John Greenway
Released: 2012
Taped on 7/9/1974. In a show taped while Watergate was still underway, Woodward and Bernstein are candid-- as they were in their book--in admitting that they pressed the ethical limits of journalistic investigation. Buckley then raises a question of presidential ethics, in Nixon's having taped his...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Limits of Journalistic Investigation"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward
Released: 2012
Taped on 03/08/1967. Despite his own political defeat, Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. answers the title question with an emphatic Yes. "I think that the role of the third party has been, especially the Liberal Party ... its role in New York politics has been to keep the Democratic Party honest and...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Is There a Role for a Third Party?"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.
Released: 2012
This event from New York's 92nd Street Y offers a behind the scenes look at the West Wing and an insider's account of how the White House press corps gathers and reports the news....
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92Y-Ari Fleischer on the Press and the Presidency (April 12, 2005)
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Ari Fleisher
Released: 2011
Taped on 11/28/1979. Light, as well as heat, on a topic of passionate interest to many Americans. Buckley: "U.S. Air Force intelligence ... links terrorists ... with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Representatives ... specialize in achieving their velleities by blowing...
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Firing Line Debate: Resolved: That the United States Should Refuse Recognition to the PLO, Part I
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Stephen Solarz, Allen Weinstein
Released: 2012
Two Nobel Laureates discuss the genome and more. James D. Watson changed the course of history with his discovery of DNA, "the secret of life." Watson was the director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York from 1963 to 1993 and is now its chancellor....
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92Y-James D. Watson in Conversation with Eric Kandel (October 2, 2007)
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: James D. Watson, Eric Kandel
Released: 2011
Taped on 10/03/1972. The two sides in this debate can agree that, as Professor Ernest van den Haag puts it, "even if you present five different value systems and present them, so to speak, neutrally, the major effect on the student would be, 'It doesn't matter,' which is another value...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Sex Education"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Joel Fort, Mary Calderone
Released: 2012
Taped on 01/23/1973. To Beryl Milburn, the problem is that Texas has "a one-party monopoly and it breeds corruption." Ronnie Dugger admits that "I would prefer an honest Republican to a dishonest Democrat." Frances Farenthold is a Texas Democrat and has fought the Democratic...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Texas Politics"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Ronnie Dugger, Frances Farenthold
Released: 2012
Taped on October 15, 1981...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Is There an Answer to Malthus?"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Julian Simon
Released: 2012
Two of the nation's most provocative voices on issues surrounding Judaism and the Middle East conflict come together....
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92Y-Alan Dershowitz vs. Dennis Prager: The Left, the Right and Judaism in America (October 8, 2009)
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Alan Dershowitz, Dennis Prager
Released: 2011
Taped on 05/28/1968. This surprisingly genial conversation starts with the subject of Norman Mailer--as most conversations with Mailer do--and goes on from there. Buckley: "Oh, sure, I'm very anxious to discuss [Mr. Mailer's latest book, Armies of the Night]... [which] I think everyone should...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Armies of the Night"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Norman Mailer
Released: 2012
As a young man, Earvin "Magic" Johnson admired his father and other small-town entrepreneurs who created jobs and served as leaders in his Midwestern community. He worked for them, watched them, and his interest in building communities through economic development grew even while his...
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92Y - Magic Johnson with Stephen J. Adler: From Baller to Business Man (November 20, 2008)
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Magic Johnson, Stephen Adler
Released: 2011
Taped on January 23, 1973...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "How Does It Go with the Black Movement?"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Huey P. Newton
Released: 2012
Taped on January 19, 1967 The United Nations had been energetically debating the right of Rhodesia to declare independence unilaterally and the right of South Africa to continue to exercise its League of Nations mandate over South West Africa. But was anybody listening? A serious discussion with a...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Future of the UN"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Francis T. P. Plimpton
Released: 2012
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. - "The Mechanism of Moral Development"...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. - "The Mechanism of Moral Development"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: B.F. Skinner, Leon Festinger
Released: 2012
Some of America's most prominent Jewish entertainers talk about their Jewish identity (or lack of one) in a panel discussion at New York's 92nd Street Y. These are just some of the personalities featured in the new book Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish by Abigail Pogrebin....
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92Y - Stars of David - Jason Alexander, Leonard Nimoy and Kyra Sedgwick: Prominent Jews Talk About B
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Jason Alexander, Leonard Nimoy
Released: 2011
Taped on January 16, 1967 We eventually get to Berkeley--where the Free Speech Movement and associated radicalisms had completely broken down academic discipline--but before that, we have a never-the-twain-shall-meet discussion of which views might and might not, under the tenets of academic...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Academic Freedom and Berkeley"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Harold Taylor
Released: 2012
"Driven by a deep love and obsession with language, poetry and melody, I had first wanted to be a writer, in a quiet room, setting depth charges of emotion in the outside world, where my readers would know me only by my language," writes Rosanne Cash in Composed, her new memoir....
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92Y- The Lyricist's Voice - Rosanne Cash (October 7, 2010)
Directed By: 92nd Street Y
Starring: Rosanne Cash, A.M. Homes
Released: 2012
Legendary folk singer and political activist Joan Baez made her first New York concert appearance at the 92nd Street Y in 1960. She now returns for an in-depth interview that explores her extraordinary musical career and her longstanding commitment to nonviolence. Baez's new album, Day After...
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92Y - Joan Baez in Conversation with Anthony DeCurtis (September 4, 2008)
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Joan Baez, Anthony DeCurtis
Released: 2011
Taped on 5/29/1996. Buckley begins this lively debate by declaring it "obvious that the marketplace is not a social enemy." Then Robert Kuttner argues for something other than "an absolute, pure market." From there the debaters go through job creation and downsizing, wealthy...
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A Firing Line Debate: "Resolved: That the Marketplace Is Not a Social Enemy"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: William F. Buckley, Jerry J. Jasinowski
Released: 2012
Jim Cramer, host of the popular CNBC show Mad Money, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, earned a law degree there and later founded his own hedge fund, where he received record returns. In 1996, he co-founded TheStreet.com, a financial news, commentary and information site, for...
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92Y - Jim Cramer (December 10th, 2006)
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Cramer. Jim, Stephen J. Adler
Released: 2011
Taped on January 15, 1968...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. - "Was the Civil-Rights Crusade a Mistake?"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Godfrey Cambridge
Released: 2012
Taped on November 12, 1981...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "William F. Buckley Jr. on the Firing Line"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Harriet F. Pilpel, Mark J. Green
Released: 2012
Taped on December 3, 1981...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "What Is There to Learn from the Killing of Dr. Tarnower?"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Diana Trilling
Released: 2012
Taped on 12/13/1979. This discussion with three extremely articulate liberals--Jeff Greenfield, Harriet F. Pilpel, and Allard K. Lowenstein--ranges from the crisis in Iran (a month earlier radical students seized the United States embassy in Teheran, demanding that the U.S. hand the Shah over to...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Year That Was"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Jeff Greenfield, Harriet F. Pilpel
Released: 2012
Taped on 11/12/1973. One month after the Yom Kippur War had exploded Henry Kissinger's Shuttle Diplomacy, how does the Cold War look? Morgenthau had been observing the Soviet Union since long before there was a Cold War, and his depth of knowledge is matched by his pungency of expression....
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Middle East Explosion and American Detente"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Hans Joachim Morgenthau
Released: 2011
Taped on 09/28/1973. Lubell's latest book focused on the changes President Nixon wrought in American life: not through Watergate, but as Buckley paraphrases: "persuad[ing] the electorate that they should renew his mandate for more powerful government in the name of less powerful...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Nixon Presidency"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Samuel Lubell
Released: 2011
Taped on July 21, 1978...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Rhodesian Dilemma"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Abel Muzorewa
Released: 2012
Taped on April 21, 1966 Mr. Faulk "is primarily known," Buckley begins, "as a certified victim of an anti-Communist organization called Aware," which had brought him to the attention of the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Mr. Faulk had sued Aware and been awarded...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Should the Committee on Un-American Activities Be Abolished?"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: John Henry Faulk
Released: 2012
Taped on January 5, 1981...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Abscam Controversy"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Michael Tigar
Released: 2012
Taped on 9/4/1980. Tony Benn had first debated Buckley in 1948, and had appeared on Firing Line once before, on the subject of the Concorde. During the decades since their undergraduate encounter, Benn has remained as committed to socialism as Buckley has to a libertarian brand of conservatism....
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Crisis in Labour"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Tony Benn
Released: 2012
Taped on 9/20/1979. This conversation with the former commander of U.S. troops in Vietnam touches on that war, and on current matters such as SALT II, but concentrates on the current ill health of the American military, which General Westmoreland links with the ill health of American democracy....
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Crisis in the U.S. Military"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: William C. Westmoreland
Released: 2012
Taped on May 23, 1966. A lively discussion that begins with the "states' rights" movement in Mr. Golden's adopted South and deepens to cover the origins of our federal system and the way it has evolved. Buckley: "Aren't you going to acknowledge at least this much tonight: that there...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "The Future of States' Rights"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Harry Golden
Released: 2012
Taped on 11/17/1989; part 2 of 2. The Berlin Wall had just come down, and this rich Partussion with three men who were behind the scenes in Washington and London starts with the erection of the Wall in 1961. (Macmillan served as Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963, stepping down just a month before...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "President Kennedy and Prime Minister Macmillan: Part II"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Alistair Horne, Arthur M. Schlesinger
Released: 2011
Taped on 07/30/1973. Congress passed the Jackson Amendment, Senator Henry Jackson's effort to prevent the U.S. from granting the Soviets Most Favored Nation trading status until they stopped blocking Jews from emigrating. The Simeses were among the few allowed to leave. Their English is not...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Russian Jewry and American Foreign Policy"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Natasha Simes, Dimitri K. Simes
Released: 2011
Taped on May 26, 1971...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Dump Nixon?"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Paul McCloskey, Allard Lowenstein
Released: 2012
Taped on 04/22/1980. A memorial to, as Buckley describes him, "in our time, the original activist," shot dead at age 51 by a former associate. The program, the first such retrospective on Firing Line, is composed of excerpts from Allard K. Lowenstein's nine Firing Line appearances, framed...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Allard Lowenstein on Firing Line: A Retrospective"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Allard K. Lowenstein, Edward Kennedy
Released: 2012
Taped on 03/07/1967. Nat Hentoff had, Buckley tells us, written that "We must have black power to overcome white power." What exactly is meant by black power? Does it matter who the person talking about it is? Hentoff suggests what black power is properly about is the power of blacks to...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. "Black Power"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Nat Hentoff
Released: 2012
Taped on 03/14/1997. "If you know anybody," Buckley begins, "who prefers unclean air or dirty water or barren forest lands, pray keep him away from here ... The affirmative side happily concedes the historic advances in environmentalist goals ... But we all recognize that pretty good...
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A Firing Line Debate: "Resolved: That the Environmentalists Are Going Too Far, Too Fast"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: William F. Buckley Jr., Larry Craig
Released: 2011
Noted author, playwright, and director David Mamet reads from his manuscript version of Faustus, later published in 2004. His plays include Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed-the-Plow; his screenplays include The Verdict and Wag the Dog....
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92Y-David Mamet (March 25, 2002)
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: David Mamet
Released: 2011
Kate Clinton is a faith-based, America-loving political humorist and family entertainer with a career spanning more than 28 years. Her new book, I Told You So, is a hilarious, bittersweet, politically acute survival guide....
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92Y-Kate Clinton (June 11, 2009)
Directed By: The 92nd Street Y
Starring: Kate Clinton, Randy Cohen
Released: 2011
They are the legendary women of television who strolled, sprinted, fought, laughed, cried and loved through worlds that took viewers to places past, present and future. They broke through barriers and glass ceilings to become much beloved and powerful television stars....
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92Y- Pioneer Women of Television (January 16, 2001)
Directed By: 92nd Street Y
Starring: Angie Dickinson, Linda Evans
Released: 2012
The comedian and Emmy-nominated host of Deal or No Deal, Howie Mandel talks about his lifelong struggle with obsessive compulsive disorder, mysophobia (fear of germs) and ADHD. He is the author of a new memoir, Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me!...
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92Y-Howie Mandel (December 2, 2009)
Directed By: The 92nd Street Y
Starring: Howie Mandel, Gail Saltz
Released: 2011
Legendary actor Robert Duvall will be interviewed by Annette Insdorf. His previous work inclues such films as "Tender Mercies," "The Apostle," "The Godfather," "The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid," "Apocalypse, Now," and "A Civil...
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92Y- Annette Insdorff and Robert Duvall (November 20, 2010)
Directed By: 92nd Street Y
Starring: Annette Insdorf, Robert Duvall
Released: 2012
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. - "Heredity, IQ, and Social Issues"...
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Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. - "Heredity, IQ, and Social Issues"
Directed By: Unavailable
Starring: Thomas Bever, Richard Herrnstein
Released: 2012
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