Series
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.
Episode Number
64
Episode
Is the World Funny?
Producing Organization
WOR-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Contributing Organization
Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University (Stanford, California)
AAPB ID
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Description
The exchanges are frustrating at times, Mr. Marx being so relentlessly, well, Groucho. But it's fun and sometimes illuminating to see this mythic figure on someone else's turf. (The answer to the title question, by the way is: No, it's damned sad.) GM: "I have said the things that no one else has dared to say." WFB: "Why? Why?" GM: "Because the audience loves it." WFB: "All right." GM: "If you have a general, like I had General Bradley on the quiz show--nice man, very nice man; might even conceivably be a good general--well, I kidded him all through the show and the audience loves that because they don't get a chance to do that to mayors or politicians or bank presidents..." WFB: "But it's very healthy, isn't it?" GM: "Yes, it is. There's not enough of it."
The television series Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. was a venue for debate and discussion on political, social, and philosophical issues with experts of the day. Firing Line broadcasts from 1966 through March 1971 were produced and syndicated by WOR-TV, a commercial station in New York, but some of them were also broadcast on noncommercial television stations. Starting in April 1971, Firing Line broadcasts were produced by the Southern Educational Communications Association, an arm of South Carolina Educational Television. Hoover Institution Library & Archives' Firing Line collection guide can be found at: https://www.hoover.org/library-archives/collections/firing-line.
Date
1967-07-07
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Public Affairs
Subjects
Wit and humor; Humorists, American; Marx, Groucho, 1891-1977
Rights
Copyright held by Stanford University. This copy is provided for educational and research purposes only. No publication, further reproduction, or reuse of copies, beyond fair use, may be made without the express written permission of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives on behalf of Stanford University.
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
0:50:00
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Credits
Guest: Marx, Groucho
Host: Buckley, William F., Jr.
Producing Organization: WOR-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Stanford University
Identifier: 80040.64 (Hoover Institution)
Generation: Proxy
Duration: 0:50:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 64; Is the World Funny?,” 1967-07-07, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed November 21, 2018, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_514-pn8x922d1m.
MLA: “Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 64; Is the World Funny?.” 1967-07-07. Hoover Institution Library &amp; Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. November 21, 2018. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_514-pn8x922d1m>.
APA: Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 64; Is the World Funny?. Boston, MA: Hoover Institution Library &amp; Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_514-pn8x922d1m