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James Rosen On William F. Buckley, The Beatles, And Media Today

Fox News Chief Washington Correspondent James Rosen joins Ben Domenech on The Federalist Radio Hour.


James Rosen, Fox News Chief Washington Correspondent, joined the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the new book, “A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century” that collects the best writings of William F. Buckley. Rosen and Domenech also discussed Elvis, The Beatles, comedy, politics and more.

In this book, Rosen has collected 50 of Buckley’s best eulogies on varied types of great figures of his time. “This is the only place in the world where you will find Milton Friedman rubbing elbows with Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead,” he said. “Buckley also eulogies for John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Princess Diana, Jackie Onassis, Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, and in so many of these cases, Buckley knew these people.”

Rosen, a devout Beatles fan, discussed the new documentary by Ron Howard, “Eight Days A Week.” “The Beatles are universal,” he said. “It’s overpowering how great they were and how far away it is now, it’s sad to me,” he said.

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