Damon Runyon: A Life

Columnist Jimmy Breslin discussed his book, Damon Runyon: A Life, in which he described the New York literary scene of the 1920s and '30s,… read more

Columnist Jimmy Breslin discussed his book, Damon Runyon: A Life, in which he described the New York literary scene of the 1920s and '30s, including the life and times of writer and reporter Damon Runyon. Mr. Breslin also discussed the current literary and political atmosphere of New York City, and spoke warmly of the rational crimes committed by gangsters in previous eras as opposed to the senseless crimes of contemporary society. Damon Runyon was an author of crime stories that became screenplays for dozens of movies glorifying the underworld of New York in the 1920s and early 1930s. close

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Damon Runyon: A Life

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Program ID:
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Category:
Booknotes
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 29, 1991 | 7:58pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 18, 2012 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Dec 29, 1991 | 7:58pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 29, 1991 | 11:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 30, 1991 | 2:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 30, 1991 | 7:05am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 30, 1991 | 11:40am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 20, 1999 | 7:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 20, 1999 | 6:48pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 18, 2012 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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