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Norman Mailer on “The Dick Cavett Show”
Town Bloody Hall • 1h 7m
On December 15, 1971, at the height of the women’s liberation movement, a bout of epic proportions about gender politics occurred on “The Dick Cavett Show” between literary heavyweights Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal and journalist Janet Flanner. Mailer, who had been cast as the archetypal male chauvinist pig after his participation in the debate captured in TOWN BLOODY HALL and after his publication of “The Prisoner of Sex” in May of that year, trades barbs with his fellow guests in an episode that captures the cultural zeitgeist and reinforces his role as pugilist of the year.