With verve and candor, game show producer and author Chuck Barris focuses on his career as a novelist, which he undertook after concluding his 20-year career in television. Barris talks about his 1982 book, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, but demurs when host Paula Marantz Cohen asks him point blank if he really was a hit man for the CIA as he maintains in the book. Barris discusses the 2003 hit movie version of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, directed by and starring George Clooney. Barris also chats about his other novels, among them Bad Grass Never Dies and The Big Question. He says that writing his hit pop song, "Palisades Park," was one of his greatest joys and that he wants to be remembered more as a writer than a TV producer.
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Episode #120 / Length: 28 minutes