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George Plimpton: Writer, Quarterback, Pitcher, Boxer, Triangle Player, Trapeze Artist

Friday, May 31, 2013

The name George Plimpton is synonymous with a kind of all-in participatory journalism. Plimpton played quarterback for the Detroit Lions and triangle for the New York Philharmonic, and was badly beaten in the ring by boxer Archie Moore. Bob talks to Luke Poling, one of the creators of the new documentary Plimpton!, about who George Plimpton was and how he got that way.

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