The Dick Cavett Show

Dick Cavett’s insightful interviews are regarded as a cornerstone of the television talk show format.

From 1968 to 1994, Cavett interviewed legendary musicians, actors, directors, comedians, sports icons, politicians, journalists and activists. He also booked controversial and opinionated guests such as Gore Vidal, William F Buckley, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Susan Brownmiller, and Lester Maddox.

Cavett’s shows often highlighted heated debates between guests on heated topics such as the Vietnam War, The Watergate Scandal, Civil Rights, pornography, and Women's Liberation.

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