Buckley, William F(rank), Jr. at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
U.S. writer and editor. Born in New York City, he attended Yale Univ. and in 1955 founded the journal National Review. As editor-in-chief he used the magazine as a forum for his conservative views. His column "On the Right" was syndicated in 1962 and eventually appeared in over 200 newspapers. From 1966 he hosted Firing Line, a weekly television interview program in which he often employed his wit and debating talents against ideological opponents. His books include God and Man at Yale (1951), Rumbles Left and Right (1963), and a series of spy novels.