Talk show host Phil was a leftie, no doubt about it. What's nice to be able to point out, though, is that he was never rude to his guests as far as I can recall. When he asked a question, he gave time for the guest to answer it. He didn't call names. He let his own views be known, to be sure, but he didn't denigrate those guests with whom he disagreed.
We could use more hosts with such skills today, on all ends of the political spectrum.
Pop on over to Mr. Chanman's blog and watch this YouTube video of Phil and Milton Friedman. Then pop over to this post I wrote last year for links to Phil and Ayn Rand.