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AETN schedules repeat of 'On the Same Page' in memory of Norris Church Mailer

Posted 06 Dec 2010

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) will air “AETN Presents: On the Same Page With Norris Church Mailer” in memory of Mailer Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m.

Mailer, who died Nov. 21 at the age of 61 after a long battle with gastrointestinal cancer, sat down with journalist Kane Webb on April 12, 2010, and shared many anecdotes of her 32-year marriage to Pulitzer Prize winning-author Norman Mailer, including the effects of his death in 2007.

“A Ticket to the Circus” paints a portrait of Mailer’s life from her early beginnings in a small Arkansas town to the first time she met her future husband. 

Mailer was living in Brooklyn, N.Y., at the time of her death and had authored two other novels, “Windchill Summer” and “Cheap Diamonds.”

“AETN Presents: On the Same Page” features a variety of regional and national authors, such as McSweeny’s writer Wells Tower, best-selling author Francine Prose, former U.S. Poet Laureates Billy Collins and Ted Kooser, Pulitzer Prize-nominated poet Jo McDougall, O Henry Award winner Kevin Brockmeier and young adult writer Trenton Lee Stewart. 

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