Transcript
Item Title: Capital Punishment
Guest: Allen, Steve, 1921-2000
Host: Buckley, William F., Jr., 1925-2008
Date Created: April 11, 1966
Description: The death penalty was under heavy attack in the courts and in public forums, and polls indicated that it was the issue that most sharply divided liberals from conservatives.

Messrs. Buckley and Allen begin by discussing why this should be a touchstone issue, and progress to considerations of whether the death penalty in fact deters, and whether, even if it does, it can be morally defended.

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Description: The death penalty was under heavy attack in the courts and in public forums, and polls indicated that it was the issue that most sharply divided liberals from conservatives. Messrs. Buckley and Allen begin by discussing why this should be a touchstone issue, and progress to considerations of whether the death penalty in fact deters, and whether, even if it does, it can be morally defended. SA: "I think there are probably various reasons why conservatives generally favor capital punishment. I think one of them may be so obvious there is the traditional risk of overlooking it, and that is simply that it exists and that it has existed for a long time."

Description (cont'd): SA: "I think there are probably various reasons why conservatives generally favor capital punishment. I think one of them may be so obvious there is the traditional risk of overlooking it, and that is simply that it exists and that it has existed for a long time."
Theme(s): Radio & Television
Subject(s): Capital punishment ; United States
Language(s): English
Country of Origin: United States
Place Recorded: New York City, New York, United States
Dimensions: Duration: 50 minutes
Format: Moving Image, Text
Medium: television programs
Aspect Ratio:
4:3
4:3
Color:
black and white
black and white
Soundtrack:
sound
sound
Hoover ID: Program 004
Record Number: 80040.4
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