Web site: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/
Episode description: One of the most eclectic intellectuals in literature today, Vidal writes cautionary tales about politics, sex, art, and philosophy. A contrarian, a wise man, and a realist, he's also wickedly funny. This portrait includes behind-the-scenes looks at the 40th-anniversary revival of The Best Man on Broadway and the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles; archival footage; movie clips; interviews with author George Plimpton, historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr., New York Review of Books editor and publisher Barbara Epstein, and literary critics Harold Bloom and Adam Goodheart; and celebrity readings from Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Eli Wallach, and Anne Jackson. [cc]
Rating: [TV-PG] (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Series Information: American Masters
No Upcoming Airdates.
- KET2: Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 3:00 am EDT
- KET2: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 10:00 pm EDT
- KET4: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 at 10:00 pm EDT
First aired: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)
Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/education/index.html
Price available upon request.