1978: The Modern Political Talk Show





Patrick J. Buchanan ’62

After a stint writing editorials for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat and several years working in the White House, conservative Pat Buchanan joined liberal commentator Tom Braden to pioneer the debate-driven modern political talk show, initially on Washington radio and then as founding co-hosts of CNN’s long-running Crossfire series.

CNN: “Crossfire”
Hosted by Pat Buchanan

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