THEATER TALK remembers the late novelist, playwright, historian and political pundit Gore Vidal in a rebroadcast of an interview recorded in October 2000 and updated for the current Broadway run of his 1960 play, The Best Man. The interview was related to the play's first-ever revival on Broadway in 2000.
THEATER TALK - Gore Vidal, co-hosted by Michael Riedel of the New York Post and series producer Susan Haskins, will encore at 1 a.m. on Friday, August 3 (2012; early Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, followed in New York City on CUNY TV* Saturday at 8:30 PM, Sunday at 12:30 PM, and Monday at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM.
In addition to his insights about the play, Vidal also discusses his close acquaintance with political figures ranging from President John F. Kennedy to his "Cousin Albert" (Al Gore, who was about to lose the presidential election to George W. Bush shortly after the interview was recorded).
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*CUNY TV, the City University of New York television station, is carried in New York City's five boroughs – on Channel 75 on Time Warner and Cablevision, Channel 77 on RCN, and Channel 30 on Verizon FiOS.