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Best of Enemies

Season 18 Episode 1 | 1h 25m 2s

Legendary nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley, defined a new era of public discourse in the media, the moment TV’s political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle.

Aired: 10/03/16

Expired: 11/29/18

Rating: NR

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