American Masters

Plimpton Gives Writer Jay McInerney His Debut

Clip: Season 28 Episode 5 | 2m 17s

Author Jay McInerney says that George Plimpton "liked to tell people that he had saved me from becoming a pharmacist." It was Plimpton who published McInerney's first story ever in "The Paris Review" in 1982, which formed the basis for the iconic novel, "Bright Lights, Big City." This is a web exclusive outtake from "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself," airing May 16 at 9 pm on PBS.

Aired: 05/16/14

Rating: TV-PG

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