This edition: "Gore Vidal's The Best Man" revisited
Original tape date: October 26, 2000.
First aired: April 28, 2012.
Theater Talk remembers the late Gore Vidal with a rebroadcast of its interview with the writer, historian and political pundit. On the show, Vidal discussed his classic political play The Best Man. Taped Oct. 2000; Updated April 23, 2012.
In a classic "Theater Talk" encore, writer Gore Vidal talks about "The Best Man," his timeless political drama (originally produced in 1960 and revived on Broadway in 2000 when the interview was recorded). Now with a new Broadway mounting titled "Gore Vidal's The Best Man," the play speaks as relevantly about politics today as it did when it was first produced. Vidal also discusses his close acquaintance with other political figures ranging from J.F.K. to his "Cousin Albert" (who was about to lose the presidential election shortly after the interview).
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