What was the title of the long-running public affairs show hosted by late author and commentator William F. Buckley, Jr.?
Firing Line is the answer. The series was a staple for several decades, beginning on PBS in 1971 and continuing until 1999. Buckley, a well-respected conservative pundit, was the founder of The National Review. He started Firing Line on commercial television and moved to public broadcasting, bringing his erudite style to viewers from both sides of the political spectrum. Historian George H. Nash called Buckley “arguably the most important public intellectual in the United States in the past half century.”