George Ames Plimpton was an American journalist, writer, literary editor, actor, and occasional amateur sportsman. He is widely known for his sports writing and for helping to found 'The Paris Review'. Plimpton was also famous for "participatory journalism" which included competing in professional sporting events, acting in a Western, performing a comedy act at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and playing with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and then recording the experience from the point of view of an amateur. Wikipedia*
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George Plimpton has nine videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1990 National Press Club Speech. The year with the most videos was 1997 with three videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2002 with an average of 471 views per program. Most common tags: About Books, Arts & Literature.