Listening In, hosted by WORLD's Warren Cole Smith, features extended conversations with newsmakers and thought leaders. “Our goal is to explore topics as thoughtfully as possible,” says WORLD's Chief Content Officer Nick Eicher.
The Listening In podcast is posted each Friday.
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A conversation with conservative pioneer Richard Viguerie
Richard Viguerie has been called one of the founding fathers of the modern conservative movement. Now 80 years old, he first emerged on the national scene in 1961, when he became the executive director of the influential conservative youth organization Young Americans For Freedom, whose alumni reads like a who’s who in the conservative movement. In 1965 he founded a direct mail company and became a pioneer in political fundraising. He has raised massive sums for conservative candidates and causes, including Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan, and – more recently – Ron Paul. For that reason, he is sometimes called not just a founding father of the conservative movement, but one of its funding fathers as well.