Best of Enemies by Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon
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ABOUT THE FILM:
Best of Enemies explores the legendary nationally televised debates in 1968 between two great public intellectuals, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley. Their belligerent disputes defined a new era of public discourse in the media, the moment TV’s political ambition shifted from narrative to spectacle. Learn more.
Members of the award-winning SIU Debate Team, Arielle Stephenson and Zach Moss, will make connections between the historic debates depicted in the film and our local experiences during this election season.