broadcast records include videotapes from the
television show, as well as sound recordings, administrative and
speaker files, program research files, photographs, transcripts, and other materials
from the show. The types of program research materials available for each program
are listed in the Episode Guide. The Episode Guide also includes a summary and guest
list for each episode, as well as a link to the episode details page on Hoover's
digital collections website. When applicable, links for purchasing full-length
episodes and the availability of special order DVDs are also included. Digital
copies of select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org.
With 1,505 installments over 33 years,
Firing Line is
the longest-running public-affairs show with a single host, William F. Buckley Jr.,
in television history.
190 manuscript boxes, 222 oversize boxes, 3 card file
boxes, 3 audio trays, 1 motion picture film, 352 linear feet of videotapes,
(952.3 Linear Feet)
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Library &
The collection is open for research; materials must be requested in advance via our
reservation system. If there are audiovisual or digital media material in the
collection, they must be reformatted before providing access. Digital copies of
select records also available at https://digitalcollections.hoover.org.