Firing Line with Margaret Hoover Joins the WLIW-FM Lineup

WLIW-FM, Long Island’s only NPR station, has announced the addition of Firing Line with Margaret Hoover to its program schedule. Hosted by author, political commentator and Suffolk County part-time resident Margaret Hoover, the program showcases an exchange of ideas about the most important issues facing our democracy today to audiences nationwide each week on PBS. The audio version of the half-hour discussion program known for its news-breaking interviews premieres Sunday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. on 88.3 WLIW-FM and wliw.org/radio. An extended version of each week’s program is also available as a podcast here.

Firing Line with Margaret Hoover debuted in June 2018 and is now in its fourth season on PBS. The series launches on WLIW-FM with a conversation with author and political commentator Andrew Sullivan. Upcoming guests include Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei and Sen. Tim Scott, R-SC.

The show maintains the character of the original William F. Buckley Jr. series, providing a platform that is diligent in its commitment to a balanced exchange of opinion. Firing Line’s impactful interviews with guests, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michael Bloomberg, Susan Rice, Adam Schiff, Kirsten Gilibrand and Yo-Yo Ma, have been covered hundreds of times by major print, television and online media outlets.

Click here to listen on-demand and to learn about additional air times.

Firing Line with Margaret Hoover is executive produced by Tom Yellin, Margaret Hoover and Alyssa Litoff. The WNET Group is co-producer. Neal Shapiro and Stephen Segaller are executives in charge for The WNET Group.

Support for Firing Line with Margaret Hoover is provided by Robert Granieri, Charles R. Schwab, The Fairweather Foundation, The Asness Family Foundation, The Rosalind P. Walter Foundation and Damon Button. Corporate funding is provided by Stephens Inc. and Pfizer Inc.


About Margaret Hoover

Margaret Hoover has served in The White House, in the Department of Homeland Security, on Capitol Hill and on two presidential campaigns. A CNN political commentator, she is the bestselling author of American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party (2011). Hoover is the president of American Unity Fund, a political organization focused on achieving full freedom and equality for LGBT Americans by working with conservatives.

Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The Daily Beast, CNN.com and FoxNews.com. Hoover serves on the boards of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, the Hoover Presidential Foundation, and the Belgian American Educational Foundation. Hoover is the great-granddaughter of America’s 31st President, Herbert Hoover.

Raised in Colorado, Hoover has lived in China, Mexico, Bolivia and Taiwan, speaks fluent Spanish and studied Mandarin Chinese. Hoover lives in New York City with her husband and their two children.


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