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Writer Gore Vidal

The author came from a political family, which he says didn't groom him for life as a writer. Nonetheless, Vidal has continued to stay engaged in politics through his series of historical novels and a new essay collection, called At Home. He tells Fresh Air host Terry Gross about some of his early work, and how television helped bolster his celebrity.

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Other segments from the episode on November 16, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, November 16, 1988: Interview with Gore Vidal; Review of the four album series "Mozart and Schanbel" by Artur Schnabel; Interview with Jonathan Winters; Commentary on the…

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