Fellows' Presentation

Firing Line, William F. Buckley Jr., and the American Conservative Movement

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Part of the 2014–2015 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Heather Hendershot RI '15

At Radcliffe, Heather Hendershot is examining how William F. Buckley Jr.’s Firing Line (1966–1999) staked a new claim for both “respectable” conservative broadcasting and “respectable” right-wing conservatism, at a time when conservative broadcasting was generally seen as extremist.