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Norman Mailer talks briefly about his run for Mayor of New York in 1969 as well as the class struggles in America. Mailer speaks about his experiences in Houston while he was working on “Of A Fire on The Moon” at NASA as well as manipulating individuals like President Ronald Reagan. Originally Broadcast:  Feb. 1986.

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Norman Mailer discusses the 1986 meeting of the International Penn Congress in New York City in January. Mailer discusses the outlook of the writer on government as well as a vision of life in writing. Mailer also discusses the diminishing interest in writing of the American public and how television has effected publishing. In Part…

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Over the course of his 60-year career, Norman Mailer has tackled some pretty controversial subjects—the life of Jesus Christ, the inner workings of the CIA, the final days of murderer Gary Gilmore—as part of an ongoing effort to understand the nature of good and evil. In his latest novel, The Castle in the Forest, he…