Firing Line is Back!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

PBS has announced that a new version of Firing Line, the William F. Buckley-hosted public-affairs television show it aired from 1966-99, will premiere in June. The new host is political strategist and commentator Margaret Hoover.  The archives of Buckley's original Firing Line is one of Hoover Library & Archives' most frequently consulted collections; transcripts and episodes are available on both on Hoover's digital collections portal and YouTube. “Our mission is to renew the tradition of Firing Line for a new generation, offering a rigorous exchange of opinion with fresh voices addressing the challenges facing our democracy,” said Hoover, whose political analysis is seen on CNN and ABC’s The View.