2: Candidate Vidal

Candidate Vidal

In Episode Two, Vidalotry explores Gore Vidal’s love/hate relationship with America. Host Ryan Breegle looks at Gore’s two political campaigns, his controversial views on party politics, and the play he wrote about the scandalous secrets candidates dig up to use against each other.

The Best Man: A Play About Politics, Gore Vidal, 1960
Palimpsest: A Memoir, Gore Vidal, 1995
Snapshots In History’s Glare, Gore Vidal, 2009
Empire Of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal, Jay Parini, 2015

French interview, 1964
Profile of a Writer, 1978
Afternoon Plus, Thames Television, 1981
The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson, 1981
The Merv Griffin Show, 1981
Omnibus, BBC, 1995
Gore Vidal, PBS, 1998
Theater Talk, 2000
The South Bank Show, ITV, 2008

Vidalotry: A Gore Vidal Podcast
Vidalotry: A Gore Vidal Podcast
Ryan Breegle / We Own This Town

Taking a look at the wit and wisdom of Gore Vidal in his own words, from Ryan Breegle.