The televised debates between conservative Republican icon William F. Buckley and liberal Democrat iconoclast Gore Vidal during the 1968 conventions are the fulcrum of this absorbing retrospective. Both disagree, and are disagreeable. While their verbal jousting recalls a bygone era of intelligent political discourse, their personal animus, which shatters the erudite veneer, predicts today’s clamorous punditry.
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Director: Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville
Writer: Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville
Cast: John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Gore Vidal, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens, Matt Tyrnauer, Brooke Gladstone, Ginia Bellafante and Sam Tanenhaus
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