Nightly News | August 01, 2012
>>> gore vidal has died. it is difficult to pin town and define all he was. he described himself as the last of a breed and was probably right. his family was steeped in u.s. history , a senator on his mother's side. his father worked for fdr and vidal hobnobbed with everybody. al gore was a distant relative. gore vidal believed humans were inherrantly bisexual. he was a public figure on tv a lot and a prolific writer, the author of 25 novels. he also wrote for tv and films including " ben hur ." he was unquestionbly brilliant and could be a terrible bully and fought sometimes physically with capote and famously with buckley on live television in 1968 .
>> the only thing i can think of is yourself.
>> let's stop calling names.
>> he was born at west point because his dad worked there. after prep school he joined the army. he died believing america was in deep decline that started long ago. he got his larger wish in life to be remembered as both a polymicist and a man of letters.
>> gore vidal died in los angeles at the age of