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Gore Vidal

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Private World of Gore Vidal

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tim Teeman talks about Gore Vidal’s private life. He interviewed many of Vidal’s closest family and friends, including Claire Bloom and Susan Sarandon, and surveyed Vidal’s own personal archive in his book In Bed with Gore Vidal: Hustlers, Hollywood, and the Private World of an American Master.

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Studio 360

Gore Vidal: Fighting Words

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

My first experiences of Gore Vidal were not his writing, but as a pop cultural performer playing himself on television. When I was a little kid, he was a regular on late-night talk shows, chatting with Johnny Carson and then Dick Cavett about '60s politics and culture and ...

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

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

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

WNYC

"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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Screening Room: Gore Vidal's Best Moments

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Novelist, essayist and cultural critic Gore Vidal died at the age of 86 Tuesday. Here are some of our favorite Vidal moments - from showdowns with fellow intellectuals to bizarre guest appearances. Got a Vidal moment to suggest? Post the video link below and we'll add it.

The Brian Lehrer Show will be discussing the legacy of Vidal - and taking your calls - Wednesday at 11:40am

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The Takeaway

Remembering Gore Vidal

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Few embraced their place in American culture with such passion and relish. Gore Vidal was the ultimate man of letters who once said "There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

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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Studio 360

When Gore Met Amelia

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

If you're planning to see 'Amelia,' the new Amelia Earhart biopic now in theaters, keep an eye out for recent 'Studio 360' guest Gore Vidal -- or at least the actor playing him. The film takes place long before he became notorious for his envelope-pushing novels and on-air political smackdowns with William F. Buckley. At the time he knew the famous female aviator, Vidal was still a kid. But it turns out that his father, Gene, was an able pilot in his own right and one of Earhart's great loves.

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Studio 360

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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Studio 360

Zombies, Skulls, Gore Vidal

Friday, October 30, 2009

Studio 360 is ready for Halloween with plenty of gore. That's Gore Vidal, novelist and political firebrand, who captures his memories and the images to go with them in his new book. Things get spooky for real when George Romero, one of the great horror filmmakers, debates the scariness of monsters with Ruben Fleischer, director of the hit "Zombieland." And Kurt talks with Del the Funky Homosapien, who has also carved out a niche as hip-hop's oddball.

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