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Program Number031
TitleLBJ and Evans & Novak
PBS Number-
HostBuckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.
Guest(s)1) Evans, Rowland, 1921-  - syndicated columnist and author of Lyndon B. Johnson: The Exercise of Power, both in partnership with Robert D. Novak

Taped onOct 3, 1966 (New York City, NY)
Broadcast Date-
Duration50 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)
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SummaryWe eventually get to LBJ, but first Mr. Buckley leads his guest into a lively though cautious discussion of how a journalist's own politics affect his writing and, specifically, whether Evans & Novak give equal treatment to liberals and conservatives. WFB: "It may sound like rather a personal question, but I think it's objectively interesting. You wrote in your column a few months ago that you had heard Nixon say that the, quotes, Buckleyites were more dangerous to the Republican Party than the Birchites...." RE: "I think that what Nixon meant was that the Buckleyites are very persuasive, they're very able, they have an outlet in the National Review and other publications, they are extremely intelligent ... whereas ... the Birchers are rather ..." WFB: "Does all that make it anti-Republican? To be intelligent and persuasive?" RN: "... I think he probably felt you should ask Mr. Nixon this ... that the Buckleyites are to the right of the mainstream of the Republican Party and because they do have this forensic and persuasive ability ... that they represent a greater threat. But I beg you to ask Mr. Nixon that question...."
Subject Heading(s)Press and politics--United States.
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973.
Evans, Rowland, 1921-
Novak, Robert D.
Liberalism--United States.
Conservatism --United States.
Related Document(s)Type(s): Transcript
Type(s): Transcript
Type(s): Research materials
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