Experience the intellectual heavyweight championship of the century, as it's fought on live television between conservative pundit William F. Buckley and liberal commentator Gore Vidal during the 1968 Democratic and Republican national conventions. This acclaimed 2015 Sundance documentary by Robert Gordon and Oscar-winner Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet From Stardom) traces the birth of combative political TV to this showdown, in which Buckley and Vidal's passionately-held policy debates devolved into verbal body blows and personal attacks. They also catapulted last-place ABC News to first in the ratings, revealing America's thirst for politics as blood sport.
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