Thursday, July 24, 2014
The year was 1967, and comedian Woody Allen and conservative intellectual William F. Buckley Jr. both had interview shows on TV.
Allen invited Buckley to be his guest and Buckley accepted. The result was a funny exchange between a brilliant liberal comedian and a brilliant conservative thinker.
In the video below, Allen and Buckley share the stage while members of the studio audience ask them questions. Their responses are thoughtful, funny, witty, and surprisingly relevant to our world 47 years later.
The topics they touch on include wars between Israel and the Arabs, presidential politics, conservatism vs. liberalism, and the length of miniskirts. It's refreshing to look back to a day when political opponents could be friendly, respectful, and charming.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)