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Gore Vidal

National Book Award winner Gore Vidal was born in 1925 at the United States Military Academy at West Point. His first novel, Williwaw, written when...

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Gore Vidal on gay marriage

By Gore Vidal

Oct. 22, 2009
Gore Vidal, on “The Joy Behar Show” on the HLN cable channel, says gay marriage puts him “to sleep.”

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal talks to Charlie Rose

By Gore Vidal

Dec. 31, 2009
Author Gore Vidal discusses his life, work and latest book, “Gore Vidal: Snapshots in History’s Glare.”

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal’s presidential prediction

By Gore Vidal

May 23, 2008
Author Gore Vidal tells Sir David Frost why he believes Hillary Clinton has lost the battle to become the Democratic presidential candidate and why, if Barack Obama is elected president, it will be a sign of progress for the U.S.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal’s take on television

By Gore Vidal

Part 1
Author Gore Vidal, on the Real News Network, discusses the state of television news and democracy: “There are so many questions that television refuses to take up—much less answer.”

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal interviewed on Al Jazeera

By Gore Vidal

Nov. 2, 2008
Al Jazeera interviewer Riz Khan talks to one of America’s most outspoken writers, Gore Vidal, who has described the U.S. as imperialist and divided. Vidal explains his hopes for a Barack Obama presidency.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal vs. David Dimbleby on election night

By Gore Vidal

Distinguished British broadcaster David Dimbleby comes up against an equally distinguished Gore Vidal on election night, 2008.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal’s view of McCain

By Gore Vidal

Parts 1 and 2
Jon Snow interviews the writer Gore Vidal on the American presidential campaign. Vidal dismisses John McCain as “Mr. Magoo” and says he should have been court-martialed.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal on terror and dandruff

By Gore Vidal

“The war against terror is like the war against dandruff. I mean it’s a metaphor. It doesn’t mean anything.”
—Gore Vidal.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

On Bush and Blair

By Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal’s candid views of Bush and Blair

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Dear President Bush

By Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal exhorts George W. Bush during the waning days of his presidency.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Vidal, the Kennedys and the NYT

By Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal discusses the Kennedys and his 1960s battle with The New York Times on a “Democracy Now!” radio broadcast.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

This Is America

By Gore Vidal

Dennis Wholey has a personal conversation with writer Gore Vidal, author of the new memoir “Point to Point Navigation”, about his life on and off the page.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

American Empire

By Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal laments that the pillars of the Constitution are gone.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Americans! Your lack of education!

By Gore Vidal

Oct. 22, 2009
Gore Vidal on “The Joy Behar Show”

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal on liberty

By Gore Vidal

The author opines that we’ve always been an oligarchy of the well-to-do and are becoming even more so now, and that the Magna Carta, which guaranteed due process of law, was the only good thing England left us.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal on the future

By Gore Vidal

Vidal: “I was born 80 years ago in a country called the United States of America and now I live in a Homeland—an expression we haven’t heard since Hitler.”

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal on writing

By Gore Vidal

From the 2009 Key West Literary Seminar, author and critic Gore Vidal discusses his writing life in a conversation with the audience.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

A Gore Vidal vodcast

By Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal appears on “The South Bank Show.”

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal on Christopher Hitchens

By Gore Vidal

Short commentary by Gore Vidal on writer Christopher Hitchens.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal on Aaron Burr

By Gore Vidal

A short clip from “Vice-Precedence: Being Number Two in the White House,” featuring the Aaron Burr section of an interview with Gore Vidal.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

The wisdom of Gore Vidal

By Gore Vidal

Part 1
Author Gore Vidal on “Democracy Now!” discussing the Bush presidency, history and the “United States of Amnesia.”

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Navigating with Gore Vidal

By Gore Vidal

Sept. 28, 2007
Gore Vidal discusses his book “Point to Point Navigation” with Allan Gregg.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal: profile of a writer

By Gore Vidal

Part 1
Gore Vidal discusses the religious instinct in man.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal, American master

By Gore Vidal

The PBS “American Masters” series assesses Gore Vidal.

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

Gore Vidal interview with Alex Jones

By Gore Vidal

Alex Jones interviews Gore Vidal at the Texas Book Festival, Oct. 29, 2006. The “Infowars” interview includes discussion of a new 9/11 investigation, the Bush regime, media complicity (and poor media coverage by the New York Times and other “rags”).

Posted on Jul 2, 2010

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