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Program NumberS0853
TitleIs England Still Influencing America?
PBS Number1936
ModeratorKinsley, Michael E., Senior Editor at The New Republic, co-host of CNN's Crossfire
HostBuckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.
Guest(s)1) Hitchens, Christopher.  - columnist for The Nation, author of Blood, Class, and Nostalgia: Anglo-American Ironies

2) O'Sullivan, John.  - Editor of National Review, former domestic-policy advisor to Prime Minister Thatcher

Taped onMay 22, 1990 (New York City, NY)
Broadcast DateJun 1, 1990
Duration30 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)
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SummaryNot as many fireworks as one might have expected from these two friendly antagonists--both guests being Britons who have spent much of their working lives in the United States--but an amusing look at the present state of the "special relationship." CH: "Why can't I go into a supermarket without seeing a picture of Princess Diana, whom I left England to get away from? ... If I go back to England, what do I get? McDonald's hamburgers and American nuclear bases." ... JO: "The reason why the Americans always wanted the British in the European Community was because they would represent [the Americans'] thought, the ideas of free trade and free markets, which would mean that the Community would never be closed to American goods and American capital."
Subject Heading(s)Great Britain -- Relations -- United States.
United States -- Relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Foreign public opinion, American.
United States -- Foreign public opinion, British.
Related Document(s)Type(s): News releases, clipping, photos
Type(s): Transcript
Type(s): Transcript
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