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Season 34

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Season 34

1416 :34x01 - Is New York City Out from Under?

Jan/13/1999
A debate on whether or not New York City has finally turned the corner and become a governable, livable, and managable city.
Guest Stars: Rudolph Giuliani as Himself | Rudolph Giuliani as Himself

1417 :34x02 - What to Do About Pinochet?

Jan/14/1999
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Guest Stars: Midge Decter as Herself | Kenneth Roth (2) as Himself | Midge Decter as Herself | Kenneth Roth (2) as Himself

1420 :34x05 - Israeli Logjam: What Now?

Jan/19/1999
The recent collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks is the subject for discussion on Firing Line this time.
Guest Stars: Sidney Zion as Himself | Rita Hauser as Herself | Sidney Zion as Himself

1421 :34x06 - Tom Wolfe and His Critics

Jan/20/1999
Buckley grills author Tom Wolfe about criticisms of his style of "journalism."
Guest Stars: Tom Wolfe as Himself | Tom Wolfe as Himself

1422 :34x07 - What the Market Does Not Accomplish?

Jan/21/1999
Buckley and guest Robert Frank discuss and debate the subject of a consumption tax to replace the income tax code.

1425 :34x10 - Why Reject DNA Testing?

Mar/30/1999
DNA testing is the subject for discussion in this episode.

1426 :34x11 - Was There a Right Wing Conspiracy?

Mar/31/1999
Was there a vast right wing conspiracy, as some liberals claimed, that set out to get President Clinton impeached at any cost?

1427 :34x12 - Is Good Music Going Under?

Apr/01/1999
Modern music is discussed in this episode of Firing Line.

1429 :34x14 - Kissinger's Years of Renewal

Apr/16/1999
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Guest Stars: Henry Kissinger as Himself | Henry Kissinger as Himself

1430 :34x15 - Do We Applaud the Conservative Movement?

Apr/17/1999
Should the conservative movement be applauded or is it merely a house of cards? That's the subject for debate among host Buckley and others.
Guest Stars: Rev. Barry Lynn as Himself

1433 :34x18 - Is There an Inbuilt Bias in Police Inspection?

May/20/1999
A debate over police tactics between former NYPD commisioner William Bratton and ACLU head Ira Glasser.
Guest Stars: Ira Glasser as Himself | Ira Glasser as Himself

1434 :34x19 - Looking Back on Senator Joe McCarthy

Jun/28/1999
Senator Joe McCarthy has long been portrayed as the epitome of evil by many liberals but was he? Host Buckley and others look back on this controversial figure in American history.

1435 :34x20 - Kosovo: a Pyrrhic Victory?

Jun/29/1999
Was Serbian capitulation after being bombed by NATO forces a real victory or just a Pyrrhic one? Host Buckley and guest Richard Pipes discuss things.
Guest Stars: Richard Pipes as Himself

1436 :34x21 - On the Skills of Public Speaking

Jun/30/1999
Host Buckley's baby brother, Reid, comes to Firing Line in order to discuss the topic of public speaking.

1437 :34x22 - What I Will Do as Mayor of New York City

Jul/15/1999
Potential mayoral candidate Mark Green discusses his platform should he run for the office.
Guest Stars: Mark Green (2) as Himself | Mark Green (2) as Himself

1439 :34x24 - One Mayor's Experience with Public Education

Jul/17/1999
Jersey City Mayor Bret Schundler, the first GOP mayor of that city since 1921, takes a seat on Firing Line to discuss his political career.

1440 :34x25 - What's Up in New Jersey on Abortion?

Aug/17/1999
A controversial new abortion law being discussed and debated in the New Jersey Legislature is the topic of this week's installment.

1441 :34x26 - What Do We Do Now About Taiwan?

Aug/18/1999
Yet another episode dealing with relations between the United States and Taiwan.

1442 :34x27 - Will Clinton Smother Tax Cuts?

Aug/19/1999
Now that there's a budget surplus will there be a tax cut or should President Clinton veto any such initiative?
Guest Stars: Lawrence Kudlow as Himself | Lawrence Kudlow as Himself

1443 :34x28 - An Ex-Mayor Examines His Successor

Sep/10/1999
Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch analyzes and examines the tenure of the city's current mayor, Rudy Giuliani.
Guest Stars: Edward I. Koch as Himself | Edward I. Koch as Himself

1444 :34x29 - Gary Bauer for President

Sep/11/1999
Buckley examines whether or not Gary Bauer, head of the Christian Coalition, has a legitimate shot at the Republican nomination for president in 2000.
Guest Stars: Gary Bauer as Himself | Gary Bauer as Himself

1445 :34x30 - Should Governor Bush Reform the Drug Laws?

Sep/12/1999
The state of Texas has some of the country's toughest drug laws. Should they be eased by Governor George W. Bush? Buckley and others examine the case for and against.
Guest Stars: Dick Morris (1) as Himself | Ira Glasser as Himself | Dick Morris (1) as Himself | Ira Glasser as Himself

1447 :34x32 - Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists

Oct/05/1999
Author Peter Huber discusses his recent book Hard Green: Saving the Environment from the Environmentalists.

1448 :34x33 - The Legislative Struggle, Long Term

Nov/02/1999
Legislative proposals by the GOP in Congress and the efforts to get them passed are discussed.
Guest Stars: Henry Hyde as Himself | Henry Hyde as Himself

1449 :34x34 - The Conservative Search for a Foreign Policy

Nov/03/1999
Henry Kissinger makes his final appearance on Firing Line for a discussion with host Buckley on foreign policy.
Guest Stars: Henry Kissinger as Himself | Henry Kissinger as Himself

1450 :34x35 - William F. Buckley and Students at Ole Miss

Dec/03/1999
Buckley and Firing Line take their show on the road to Oxford, MS where the host takes questions from students at the University of Mississippi.

1451 :34x36 - The End of Firing Line: Part I

Dec/14/1999
Part 1 of 2. After 33 years and nearly 1,500 shows, Firing Line comes to an end with a retrospective.
Guest Stars: Rich Lowry as Himself | Bill Kristol as Himself | Mark Green (2) as Himself | Michael Kinsley as Himself | Rich Lowry as Himself | Bill Kristol as Himself | Michael Kinsley as Himself

1452 :34x37 - The End of Firing Line: Part II

Dec/15/1999
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Guest Stars: Rich Lowry as Himself | Bill Kristol as Himself | Michael Kinsley as Himself | Rich Lowry as Himself | Bill Kristol as Himself | Mark Green (2) as Himself
Network: PBS ( USA)
Type: Talk Shows
Genres: Current Events, Debate, Politics
Status: Canceled/Ended
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 04, 1966
Ended: December 15, 1999
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