The television series Firing Line, moderated by conservative host William F. Buckley Jr., was a venue for discussion and debate on political, social, and ethical issues of the day from 1966 through 1999.


Watch the clip from Firing Line featuring Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, which came out during the Senate hearings and four weeks before the “smoking gun” was released. Then respond to the questions in the boxes below.

Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.; S0144; The Limits of Journalistic Investigation.” July 9, 1974. Permission has been granted for educational purposes only courtesy of Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress) via