Loading...

Best of Enemies

Official Movie 94% · Documentary · 2015 · R · English · CC
In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult-their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed, and a new era in public discourse was born.
sd hd

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
More information
  • Provider Channel

    • MagnoliaPicturesVOD
  • Rental

    • Start within 30 days, finish within 48 hours
  • HD Viewing

    • UHD viewing supported only on Chromecast Ultra, additional Internet bandwidth required. HD viewing isn't available on web browsers. Supported devices
  • Streaming

    • You must have an Internet connection to stream video. Content is copy protected.
Comments are disabled for this video.
to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...