Magazine March 8, 2021, Issue

In the Kitchen with Hitchens

(Roman Genn)
Rollicking debates about God and war

I  met Christopher Hitchens in Washington sometime in the 1980s and, almost immediately, fell in love. As a television producer, that is. I was putting out a couple of hundred chat shows each year and, mired as I was in the boilerplate capital of the world, where the fanny-covering language of choice was bureaucratese, I could never find enough good chatters. 

There was fun-loving old John McCain, of course, who was reliably keen to possibilities for self-promotion. So keen, in fact, that he would agree to appear on a show and then, on the way to the studio, call from his

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Neal B. FreemanNeal Freeman is a former editor of and columnist for National Review and the founding producer of Firing Line.

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Fire Public Broadcasting

NPR and PBS routinely present woke opinion as fact, and broadcast views that are anathema to at least half the country. Time to yank their taxpayer dollars.