8: Gore’s Watergate Fix

In Episode Eight, Vidalotry explores Gore Vidal’s fascination with the downfall of Richard Nixon. Host Ryan Breegle looks at Gore’s early wariness of Nixon, the play he wrote using words directly from the President’s mouth, and Gore’s suspicions that were finally proven correct.

An Evening With Richard Nixon, Gore Vidal, 1971
Palimpsest: A Memoir, Gore Vidal, 1995
Empire Of Self: A Life of Gore Vidal, Jay Parini, 2015

Vidal / Buckley debates, ABC, 1968
Laugh-In/em>, Jan 12 1970
The Merv Griffin Show/em>, May 14 1970
Laugh-In/em>, Jan 11 1971
The Dick Cavett Show/em>, Nov 1 1973

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.