Series
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.
Episode Number
S0063
Episode
Sex Education
Producing Organization
Southern Educational Communications Association
South Carolina Educational Television Network
Contributing Organization
Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University (Stanford, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/514-jw86h4dm8r
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Description
Episode Description
Dr. Calderone was widely regarded as the principal pioneer of sex education in the schools, although she insists that her interest is in sex education for "everybody; all of us." The two sides in this debate can agree that, as Professor van den Haag puts it, "even if you present five different value systems and present them, so to speak, neutrally, the major effect on the student would be, 'It doesn't matter,' which is another value system." But as to the place of sex education in the schools, never the twain shall meet. EvdH: "I agree with Dr. Fort that there is a great deal of learning, if not formal education, about sex going on from all kinds of sources. Under the circumstances, why is it necessary also to teach it in schools?" MC: "As a corrective." JF: "Because most of that is not good information." EvdH: "Well, why do you assume that teachers have good information to give?" JF: "I don't assume that either." MC: "I don't assume the parents have good information either."
Series 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
1972-10-03
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Talk Show
Topics
Public Affairs
Subjects
United States; Sex instruction
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: Van den Haag, Ernest
Guest: Fort, Joel
Guest: Calderone, Mary Steichen
Host: Buckley, William F., Jr.
Producing Organization: Southern Educational Communications Association
Producing Organization: South Carolina Educational Television Network
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Stanford University
Identifier: 80040.306 (Hoover Institution)
Generation: Proxy
Duration: 0:59:23
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Citations
Chicago: “Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; S0063; Sex Education,” 1972-10-03, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed September 30, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-514-jw86h4dm8r.
MLA: “Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; S0063; Sex Education.” 1972-10-03. Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. September 30, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-514-jw86h4dm8r>.
APA: Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; S0063; Sex Education. 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-jw86h4dm8r