Best of Enemies

Friday, July 31 - Thursday, September 24, 2015

In the summer of 1968 TV changed forever, when last-place ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the national political conventions. William F. Buckley, Jr. was a star of the new conservative movement; Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Live and unscripted, they pummeled out policy and personal insult—their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. But viewers were riveted, and a new era in public discourse was born.


  • Country USA
  • Running Time 87 minutes
  • Director Robert Gordon & Morgan Neville