Global ImageWorks is proud to represent all of the footage and photos from the Dick Cavett Show Archive
Beloved by critics, Dick Cavett helped to reinvent the talk show. Guests include legendary musicians, actors, directors, comedians, sports icons, politicians, journalists and activists.
The show often highlighted heated debates between guests on controversial topics such as, the Vietnam War, The Watergate Scandal, Civil Rights, pornography, and Women's Liberation.
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About The Dick Cavett Show
The show ran on a variety of networks, from 1968 to 1994, featuring interviews with countless influential personalities and continues to be regarded as a cornerstone of the talk show format.
In addition to the standard fare of celebrities, he often booked controversial and opinionated guests such as Gore Vidal, William F Buckley, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Susan Brownmiller, and Lester Maddox.
Seminal moments from the Dick Cavett Show can be seen in such programs as "I Am Not Your Negro" (James Baldwin), "Listen to Me Marlon" (Marlon Brando), "Electric Church" (Jimi Hendrix), "Everything Is Copy" (Nora Ephron), "Little Girl Blue" (Janis Joplin), CNN's "The Sixties", "The Seventies" and "The History of Comedy" series, and so many more...
Dick Cavett has been nominated for eleven Emmy awards, and has won three. Spanning five decades, Dick Cavett's television career has defined excellence in the interview format.