Rebroadcast: Interview With Author Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal, the talented novelist, playwright, historian and all around iconoclast, died yesterday at the age of 86. He will be greatly missed.

Tonight, in his honor, WAMU will air an interview from September 2000, in which Gore Vidal and Kojo Nnamdi discussed everything from his infamous fights with other authors to why he wants to be buried in Washington's Rock Creek Park Cemetery.

For those not familiar with his provocative temperament, observe this infamous "war of words" between Gore Vidal and Normal Mailer:


Book Review: 'Born To Run,' Bruce Springsteen

Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new autobiography from Bruce Springsteen called Born To Run.
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A Matter Of Taste: What Prix Fixe Menus Say About D.C.'s Dining Scene

Is a meal for a special occasion worth hundreds of dollars?


Clinton-Trump Showdown Is Most-Watched Presidential Debate

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen, making it the most-watched debate ever.

When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."