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Firing Line

Firing Line

Long running public affairs show hosted by noted conservative William F. Buckley, Jr. that ran for 33 years from 1966 to 1999. The show's first five years were syndicated from TV station WOR in New York but from 1971 until its end, the show aired on PBS. Firing Line's format featured Buckley engaging in debate with numerous political, social, and cultural figures over topics ranging from civil rights to hippies to the Vietnam War. Guests included such diverse figures as Henry Kissinger, Groucho Marx, Huey P. Newton, and the Dalai Lama.

Episode Info

Final: 34x37 -- The End of Firing Line: Part II (Dec/15/1999)

Conclusion. It's hail and farewell to Firing Line and long-time host William F. Buckley.

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Recurring Guests

Michael Kinsley (40 eps)
Mark Green (2) (24 eps)
Edward I. Koch (19 eps)
Robert Shrum (16 eps)
Henry Kissinger (14 eps)
John Kenneth Galbraith (13 eps)
Alan Dershowitz (12 eps)
Jack Kemp (12 eps)
Anthony Lewis (3) (12 eps)
Jeff Greenfield (11 eps)

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Warning: Firing Line guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Talk Shows
Genre: Current Events | Debate | Politics
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: PBS ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 04, 1966
Ended: December 15, 1999
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