“…Like most of you, I woke to the sad news that Gore Vidal has died at the age of 86.
The New Statesman was fortunate enough to publish one of his final British interviews – conducted by Melvyn Bragg as part of his guest editorship of the magazine.
Among Vidal’s bon mots was his advice to “never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television”.
With that in mind, here’s footage of some of his most notable TV appearances -
- including his famous duel with William F. Buckley Jr at the 1968 Democratic convention…”
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