Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; S0605; The Olympics
- Episode Number
- The Olympics
- Producing Organization
- Southern Educational Communications Association
- South Carolina Educational Television Network
- Contributing Organization
- Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University (Stanford, California)
- AAPB ID
- Episode Description
- On the eve of the Los Angeles Olympics, a discussion of a wide range of sports- related issues that frequently splits into two discussions. For Dr. Edwards--the man who attempted to organize a boycott of the Mexico City Games in 1968 to protest South Africa's inclusion, and who did inspire the two black athletes who gave the Black Power salute when our national anthem was being played--race is the only issue. Mr. Axthelm focuses on the Olympics themselves, and the way their current size and the media attention that attract are effectively an invitation to boycotts and terrorism. Dr. Edwards: "Jackie Robinson accomplished something. He made it possible for more blacks to be more consistently exploited, more consistently and at a greater profit, than ever before in the history of American society." Mr. Axthelm: "The Soviets proved [in 1980] what I have suspected all along: it is possible to run a perfect Olympics so long as there is no individual freedom in the country." Title on transcript for this program reads "Looking Again at the Olympics" Currently there is only a digitized transcript available for this episode.
- Other Description
- 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.
- Asset type
- Talk Show
- Public Affairs
- Political aspects; olympics; Olympic Games (23rd : 1984 : Los Angeles, Calif.); Olympic Games (19th : 1968 : Mexico City, Mexico); Olympic Games (22nd : 1980 : Moscow, Russia); African American athletes
- 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
Guest: Edwards, Harry
Guest: Axthelm, Pete
Host: Buckley, William F., Jr.
Producing Organization: Southern Educational Communications Association
Producing Organization: South Carolina Educational Television Network
- AAPB Contributor Holdings
Identifier: 80040.851 (Hoover Institution)
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- Chicago: “Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; S0605; The Olympics,” 1984-07-12, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed December 1, 2021, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-514-930ns0mn29.
- MLA: “Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; S0605; The Olympics.” 1984-07-12. Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. December 1, 2021. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-514-930ns0mn29>.
- APA: Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; S0605; The Olympics. Boston, MA: Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-514-930ns0mn29