Series
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.
Episode Number
105
Episode
Violence
Producing Organization
WOR-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Contributing Organization
Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University (Stanford, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/514-hm52f7kn3h
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Description
Episode Description
Martin Luther King had been killed in April, Bobby Kennedy the first week in June. Dr. Wertham, a practicing psychiatrist, was a longtime clinical student of violence, and in this rich discussion he helps us cut through the rhetorical excesses. FW: "After the killing of Dr. King and after the killing of Robert Kennedy many, many people ... gave their opinions, and I would like to tell you first that everybody seems to know where violence comes from-they know where the riots come from, where the wars come from, where murder comes from. I'm the only one who doesn't know, so I'm considered an expert-at least I know one should find it out. But this particular notion that everybody's responsible, that everybody's guilty, I consider not only wrong but very pernicious. Because if everybody is responsible, nobody is responsible. If everybody is guilty, nobody's guilty. And this is just one of the great evasions." 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.
Date
1968-06-20
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Public Affairs
Subjects
United States; Violence; Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968; King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968; Political violence; assassination
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
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Credits
Guest: Wertham, Fredric
Host: Buckley, William F., Jr.
Producing Organization: WOR-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Stanford University
Identifier: 80040.105 (Hoover Institution)
Generation: Proxy
Duration: 1:00:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 105; Violence,” 1968-06-20, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed December 7, 2021, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-514-hm52f7kn3h.
MLA: “Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 105; Violence.” 1968-06-20. Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. December 7, 2021. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-514-hm52f7kn3h>.
APA: Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; 105; Violence. 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-hm52f7kn3h