Just a few years ago Gore Vidal was to appear in Chicago for a literary event but canceled due to ill health.
He passed away on July 31, 2012. He was 86. His play, "The Best Man" is currently running on Broadway. In the '60s, '70s, and '80s, Vidal was often a guest on television shows. Some YouTube videos featuring him follow.
The first video features "Laugh-In" comic Lily Tomlin:
The following videos are of Gore Vidal sharing opinions, as only he could: