Gore Vidal

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Gore Vidal's Historical Novel 'Julian' and Its Modern Parallels

Wednesday, August 01, 2012


"I can talk for an hour without notes, but for 15 minutes, I have to read it. I shall look up occasionally to give an air of spontaneity." Thus, Gore Vidal begins one of his customarily suave and witty speeches, this one delivered at a Books and Authors Luncheon held on November 30, 1964.

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Gore Vidal

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Gore Vidal discusses his life and career. His visual memoir Gore Vidal: Snapshots in History’s Glare includes photographs, letters, manuscripts, and other selections from his vast personal archives.

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Gore Vidal

Friday, October 30, 2009

If anyone's life is worth recounting, it's Gore Vidal's. The celebrated writer not only made his mark on literature over the past six decades, he also had a front row seat to history. His father romanced Amelia Earhart; he feuded with Eleanor Roosevelt and William F. Buckley ...

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Gore Vidal Part 2

Friday, March 30, 1984

Lloyd Moss continues his conversation with the author and political activist Gore Vidal. He talks about his political career and American politics in general. He also discusses his writing career and his historical novels including Burr, Lincoln, 1876, and Washington D.C. He also talks about the Italian's perception of the ...


Gore Vidal Part 1

Friday, March 23, 1984

Lloyd Moss talks to author, essayist, and political activist Gore Vidal. He talks about his life and career. He tells an anecdote about General Snyder, the doctor who delivered him at the Cadet Hospital. He talks about his writing career beginning with this first novel, Williwaw. He also discusses his ...


Gore Vidal, Louis Auchincloss, David Lilienthal

Monday, November 30, 1964

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Maurice Dolbier mentions that three visitors from the USSR are in attendance. He then introduces Gore Vidal, author most recently of "Julian," a work of historical fiction written primarily in the ...