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My Conversation with William F. Buckley, Jr.

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William F. Buckley, Jr. author, conservative commentator and founder of the National Review, died last week at the age of 82. He was a dear and close friend of mine and one of my favorite guests. What I loved about him were his passions for life in every endeavor, whether it was political discourse, sailing, television, or Bach. He was unique, irreplaceable and we are all a little less because he's not here.

Over the past 15 years, he appeared more than 15 times on our broadcast, even guest hosting once. Here is an excerpt from a conversation in 2006.