The Hoover Institution hosted "Firing Line's Golden Anniversary Celebration" on Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 4:00pm - 7:30pm. The event video is below.
The program included a short compendium of memorable Firing Line debates and interviews involving past presidential-hopefuls, and was followed by a discussion between Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Lee Edwards, National Review Senior Editor Ramesh Ponnuru, and Media Research Center President Brent Bozell on the show's historical significance. Next there was a discussion between CNN Contributor Margaret Hoover, American Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow and former U.S. Senator James Talent, and Hoover Director of DC Programs Michael Franc on American political discourse and Buckley's legacy. The evening concluded with a rooftop reception.