George Plimpton at the Helm of The Paris Review

George Plimpton was famous for shaping one of the country's most prestigious literary magazines, all while keeping it fun. The Paris Review's editor encouraged his young staff and created a relaxed community with plenty of apartment parties and sports activities.

American Masters - Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself premieres nationally Friday, May 16, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS.