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1. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: Is England Still Influencing America? (1990)

Talk-Show

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Director: Warren Steibel | Stars: William F. Buckley, Christopher Hitchens, Michael Kinsley, John O'Sullivan

Votes: 9

2. The Jack Paar Tonight Show (1957–1962)

105 min | Comedy, Family, Talk-Show

8.6
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Stars: Hugh Downs, Jose Melis, Jack Paar, Cliff Arquette

Votes: 189

3. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: The Hippies (1968)

Talk-Show

8.6
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Buckley interviews writer Jack Kerouac, singer Ed Sanders of The Fugs, and sociologist Lewis Yabolonsky, author of "The Hippie Trip." An inebriated Kerouac insults Yabolonsky and is shushed... See full summary »

Director: Garth Dietrick | Stars: William F. Buckley, Jack Kerouac, Lewis Yablonsky, Ed Sanders

Votes: 7

4. First Monday (2002– )
Episode: Showdown (2002)

Drama

8.5
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Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Charles Durning, James Karen, Camille Saviola

Votes: 6

5. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)

105 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.4
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Host Johnny Carson performs comedy routines and chats with various celebrities.

Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Skitch Henderson

Votes: 2,708

6. Firing Line (1966–1999)

120 min | Talk-Show

8.4
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A debate program hosted by conservative pundit William F. Buckley who verbally sparred with many notable figures of the 20th century.

Stars: William F. Buckley, Michael Kinsley, Jeff Greenfield, C. Dickerman Williams

Votes: 80

7. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: The Warren Report: Fact or Fiction? (1966)

Talk-Show

8.4
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Mark Lane, the author of "Rush to Judgment," discusses his claims about John F. Kennedy's death. Buckley and Lane debate the accuracy of the Warren Report, the competence of Chief Justice ... See full summary »

Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: William F. Buckley, Mark Lane, John Scott

Votes: 5

8. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

8.2
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Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 15,753

9. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992)

Not Rated | 167 min | Documentary, Biography, War

8.2
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A film about the noted American linguist/political dissident and his warning about corporate media's role in modern propaganda.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Peter Wintonick | Stars: Noam Chomsky, Mark Achbar, Karin Aguilar-San Juan, Paul Andrews

Votes: 4,010

10. The David Frost Show (1969–1972)

90 min | Talk-Show

8.2
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American show featuring the popular British talk show host.

Stars: David Frost, Gerri Granger, Tiny Tim, Dana Valery

Votes: 119

12. ABC Late Night (1973–1975)

90 min | Comedy, Music

8.1
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Stars: Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford, Mark Goodson, Jack Burns

Votes: 77

13. The Odyssey of John Dos Passos (1994 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

8.1
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In the first half of the 20th century, John Dos Passos was a passionate radical and one of America's most celebrated, admired and influential writers. Why did he become disillusioned with the Left and turn to conservatism?

Stars: William Hurt, William F. Buckley, Elizabeth Dos Passos, John Dos Passos

Votes: 7

14. Laugh-In (1967–1973)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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The original rapid fire sketch comedy show.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Ruth Buzzi, Gary Owens

Votes: 2,140

15. American Masters (1985– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

8.0
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Since its premiere in 1986, this Emmy-winning documentary series has presented hundreds of hours comprising profiles of outstanding American cultural artists. Past subjects have included ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Scorsese, Tony Bennett, Peter Bogdanovich, Lee Grant

Votes: 625

16. The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992)
Episode: Episode #10.224 (1971)

90 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.0
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Stars: Johnny Carson, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Ace Trucking Company

Votes: 6

17. Firing Line (1966–1999)
Episode: Is the World Funny? (1967)

Talk-Show

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Director: Al De Caprio | Stars: William F. Buckley, Groucho Marx, C. Dickerman Williams

Votes: 5

18. The Leslie Uggams Show (1969– )

60 min | Music

7.9
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A variety show consisting of singing, dancing, and skits

Stars: Leslie Uggams, Roger Carroll, Glen Ash, David Frye

Votes: 10

19. The Unseen Alistair Cooke (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Rachel Jardine | Stars: Lauren Bacall, William F. Buckley, Ben Bulbeck, Charles Chaplin

Votes: 11

20. Who Wrote Shakespeare's Works? (1990 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: John Mucci | Stars: William F. Buckley, Keith Darby, Deborah Bacon, Tom Bethell

Votes: 8

21. Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #4.15 (1970)

TV-PG | Comedy, Music

7.9
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Sam Yorty, mayor of Los Angeles, has his story portrayed. The cast does a year end review of 1970. Political conservative William F. Buckley offers commentary on women's lib and the population explosion.

Director: Mark Warren | Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Dennis Allen, Johnny Brown

Votes: 11

22. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg (1994)

TV-14 | 82 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The life and work of Allen Ginsberg, the greatest of the Beat Generation poets is put in focus in this film

Director: Jerry Aronson | Stars: Joan Baez, William F. Buckley, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg

Votes: 231 | Gross: $0.00M

23. Dinah! (1974– )

90 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.7
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Dinah's show premiered 9 September 1974 and continued through to 4 September 1981. She started out the 70's with Dinah's Place which usually featured one guest and was more of a home ... See full summary »

Stars: Dinah Shore, Charles Nelson Reilly, Betty White, Norm Crosby

Votes: 143

24. The David Susskind Show (1958–1987)

Talk-Show

7.7
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Stars: David Susskind, Groucho Marx, Ernie Kovacs, Jackie Gleason

Votes: 23

25. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.6
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Charlie Rose interviews noteworthy people in fields including politics and government, business and economics, science and technology, media, sports and the arts.

Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

Votes: 805

26. Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993)

60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.5
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Popular late-night comedy/talk-show with host David Letterman, interviewing famous guests.

Stars: David Letterman, Paul Shaffer, Bill Wendell, Calvert DeForest

Votes: 3,531

27. The American President (2000– )

Documentary, History

7.5
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Stars: Walter Cronkite, Morley Safer, Andrew Young, Dale Bumpers

Votes: 51

28. First Monday (2002– )

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Each Supreme Court term begins on the first Monday in October. Currently, the Court's evenly divided between conservatives and liberals. Moderate Justice Joseph Novelli has just joined them. The show follows their cases and lives.

Stars: Joe Mantegna, James Garner, Charles Durning, Camille Saviola

Votes: 123

29. Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film (2006)

73 min | Documentary

7.3
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A documentary on the life and death of Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Tom Thurman | Stars: Ed Bradley, Bob Braudis, Douglas Brinkley, William F. Buckley

Votes: 953

30. The Mike Douglas Show (1961–1982)

Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

7.2
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Mike Douglas, aided by a different celebrity co-host every week, interviews a variety of figures from the world of entertainment.

Stars: Mike Douglas, Ellie Frankel, Ellie Frankel Sextet, Marty Allen

Votes: 328

31. LateLine (1998–1999)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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This sitcom on NBC stars Al Franken as Al Freundlich, a vain reporter for the fictional news program "Lateline." Robert Foxworth stars as Pearce McKenzie, the anchor of "Lateline." Vic Karp... See full summary »

Stars: Al Franken, Megyn Price, Miguel Ferrer, Ajay Naidu

Votes: 90

32. Laugh-In (1967–1973)
Episode: Episode #4.14 (1970)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Music

7.1
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Guest Debbie Reynolds portrays Charlie Chaplin and a circus knife thrower. She plays a flight attendant for Burbank Airlines. The Farkle family welcomes Fifi the black sheep who's Debbie. The cast parodies old time movie stars.

Stars: Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Dennis Allen, Johnny Brown

Votes: 7

33. What Happened to Kerouac? (1986)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.0
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Documentary explore the unfulfilled promise of Beat Generation icon Jack Kerouac, covering the period from the publication of his notorious novel On the Road in 1957 to his alcohol-related death 12 years later.

Directors: Richard Lerner, Lewis MacAdams | Stars: Gregory Corso, Jan Kerouac, Herbert Huncke, Fran Landesman

Votes: 269

34. The Kraft Music Hall (1967–1971)
Episode: Woody Allen Looks at 1967 (1967)

60 min | Music

6.8
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Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Woody Allen, William F. Buckley, John Byner, Aretha Franklin

Votes: 20

35. Dirty Pictures (2000 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.7
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A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Woods, Ann Marin, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 734

36. NBC Experiment in Television (1967–1971)

60 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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An attempt by NBC to emulate the success of the CBS hit The Twilight Zone, this hour-long anthology series showcased different actors, stories and creative talent each week.

Stars: David Warner, Edward Binns, Jo Van Fleet, James Edwards

Votes: 44

37. Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time (1992)

R | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

6.5
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Early in the 1990s, Hefner and others are interviewed on camera about Hefner's childhood and youth, the beginnings of Playboy and its later empire, what those enterprises meant to society, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Heath | Stars: James Coburn, Hugh Hefner, Barbi Benton, Monique St. Pierre

Votes: 135

38. Donahue (1967–1995)

60 min | Talk-Show

6.4
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The precursor to all the daytime talk shows that arose during the 1980's and 90's. Phil Donahue's show started off similar to other shows of its day, featuring celebrities and musical acts,... See full summary »

Stars: Phil Donahue, Sammy Davis Jr., Dolly Parton, Debby Boone

Votes: 240

39. The Kraft Music Hall (1967–1971)

60 min | Music

6.4
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A few years after Perry Como left as host, "The Kraft Music Hall" was revived as a regular series from 1967-71. There was no set host during this period, and various guest hosts, usually a ... See full summary »

Stars: Ed Herlihy, Alan King, Eddy Arnold, Anne Meara

Votes: 67

40. Norman Mailer: The American (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

6.4
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The life and times of Norman Mailer as told through the people that knew him personally.

Director: Joseph Mantegna | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Beverly Bentley, William F. Buckley, Lady Jeanne Campbell

Votes: 30

41. ...and Then There's Claude. (2009)

9 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

6.4
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Claude Tomisich is an uninspiring underdog and Liberal party candidate fighting to win an unwinnable election in the safe Labour seat of Wills.

Director: Joseph Pantaleo | Stars: Shauna Coleman, Claude Tomisich

Votes: 12

42. Fox News Reporting: The Right, All Along - The Rise, Fall and Future of Conservatism (2010– )

Documentary, History

6.1
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A history of the American conservative movement from the 1930s to the present.

Stars: Brit Hume, Brent Bozell, William F. Buckley, Newt Gingrich

Votes: 10

43. New York in the 50's (2000)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

5.8
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Based on the book by Dan Wakefield, the film combines stunning archival footage of New York with interviews of the icons of the day - Kerouac, Ginsberg, Baldwin, Mailer, Basie, etc. Offering modern day perspectives.

Director: Betsy Blankenbaker | Stars: Ted Steeg, Jack Kerouac, David Amram, Sam Astrachan

Votes: 105 | Gross: $0.00M

44. Today (1952– )

TV-G | 240 min | News, Talk-Show

5.1
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A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.

Stars: Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Kathie Lee Gifford

Votes: 1,460

45. Good Morning America (1975– )

TV-G | 120 min | News, Talk-Show

5.0
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ABC's "Good Morning America" presents the News and Information Source of the day's topics and journalism. The 1st Co-Host Team of David Hartman & Nancy Dussault, 2nd was Sandy Hill, 3rd was ... See full summary »

Stars: Lara Spencer, Ginger Zee, Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos

Votes: 1,084

46. William F. Buckley: Right from the Start (2008 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, News

4.6
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A look back on the life and influence of conservative intellectual William F. Buckley.

Stars: David Asman, William F. Buckley, Charles Kesler, Al Regnery

Votes: 11

47. Hannity & Colmes (1996–2008)

60 min | News, Talk-Show

3.4
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Fox News Channel news debate show.

Stars: Alan Colmes, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Oliver North

Votes: 616

48. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)

15 min | History, News

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A talk show which aired from 11:00PM to 11:15PM.

Stars: William Bradford Huie, Larry LeSueur, Henry Hazlitt, Frank Knight

49. The Les Crane Show (1964–1965)

90 min | Talk-Show

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The Les Crane Show, was a late-night talk show up against Johnny Carson of The Tonight Show. Les Crane was known as the bad boy of late night, bringing together controversial guests with ... See full summary »

Stars: Les Crane, Marta Curro, Orson Bean, Alexander King

50. Debate: Baldwin vs. Buckley (1965 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

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The Cambridge Union Society debates the motion "Has the American Dream Been Achieved at the Expense of the American Negro?" on its 150th anniversary. David Heycock and James Baldwin argue the Affirmative. Jeremy Burford and William F. Buckley argue the Negative.

Director: John McGonagle | Stars: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley, Jeremy Burford, David Heycock



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