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A Life on the Right: William F. Buckley

The man often called the father of American conservatism is passing the torch. As he does, he stops to reflect on his life and a half-century spent in the political spotlight.

In addition to founding National Review magazine -- he is currently listed as its editor at large -- Buckley hosted the PBS program Firing Line from 1965-1999 and penned his syndicated column On the Right. He also wrote many well-received fiction and non-fiction books.

Buckley joins NPR's Lynn Neary and takes callers' questions about his life and legacy, which he writes about in his new autobiography Miles Gone By.


William F Buckley, syndicated columnist and founder of National Review magazine. Author of Miles Gone By: A Literary Autobiography

Tucker Carlson, co-host of CNN's Crossfire and host of the new PBS program, Unfiltered

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