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Encyclopedia > The Dick Cavett Show

The Dick Cavett Show has been the title of many talk shows hosted by Dick Cavett on several television networks, including: A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Dick Cavett in 1974 Richard Alva Cavett (born November 19, 1936) is an American television talk show host known for his conversational style of in-depth and often serious issues discussion. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ...

  • ABC daytime (March 4, 1968–January 24, 1969) (originally titled This Morning)
  • ABC prime time (May 26–September 19, 1969)
  • ABC late night (December 29, 1969–January 1, 1975)
  • CBS prime time (August 16–September 6, 1975) (actually more of a variety show)
  • PBS (1977–1982)
  • USA prime time (September 30, 1985–September 23, 1986)
  • ABC late night (September 23–December 30, 1986)
  • CNBC (1989–1996)
  • TCM (2006–present)

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The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... Note: Public Broadcasting Services is a broadcaster in Malta. ... CNBC (an abbrevation for the Consumer News and Business Channel, its official name until 1991) is a group of cable and satellite television Business news channels from the U.S., owned and operated by NBC Universal. ... Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a cable television channel featuring commercial-free classic movies, mostly from the Turner Entertainment and Warner Bros. ...

Show History

When used without qualification, the title most often refers to the first three shows on ABC and especially the late-night show, which ran opposite NBC's popular The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Cavett took the time slot over from Joey Bishop. The Cavett show is generally acknowledged as the most noble and worthy attempt to go head-to-head with the unassailable Carson. The Dick Cavett Show was also the name of a short-lived radio show. The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson was the full name of NBCs The Tonight Show during the years that Johnny Carson hosted from 1962 to 1992. ... Joey Bishop (born Joseph Abraham Gottlieb on February 3, 1918 in The Bronx, New York, USA) is a Jewish American actor. ...


While Cavett and Carson shared many of the same guests, Cavett was receptive to rock and roll artists to a degree unusual at the time, as well as authors, politicians, and other personalities outside the entertainment field. (On The Tonight Show, such guests seldom took center stage, but would be booked last in order to fill the remaining time, if they appeared at all.) The wider variety of guests, combined with Cavett's literate and intelligent approach to comedy, appealed to a significant enough minority of viewers to keep the show running for several years despite the competition. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...


On all three of the early ABC shows, the bandleader was Bobby Rosengarden and the announcer was Fred Foy of The Lone Ranger fame. The morning show was produced by Woody Fraser, the late-night show by John Gilroy. Cavett's writer (when any was needed) was Dave Lloyd. Robert Marshall (Bobby) Rosengarden (April 23, 1924 - February 27, 2007) was a jazz drummer, percussionist and bandleader. ... Fred Foy was an American actor and voice specialist. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... John Gilroy was born in Whitley Bay on the 30th of May 1898. ... Dave Lloyd (born November 9, 1936) was a linebacker in the NFL. He went to one Pro Bowl during his 12 year career. ...


The late-night show's 45-minute midpoint would always be signaled, in between commercials, by "Glitter and Be Gay" from Leonard Bernstein's Candide. The Candide snippet has since become Cavett's theme song, used as the intro to his later PBS series (recorded by a Rosengarden-led combo) and played by the house band on his various talk-show appearances over the last 30 years. Leonard Bernstein (IPA pronunciation: )[1] (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American conductor, composer, and pianist. ... Candide is a comic operetta by Leonard Bernstein, based on the novella of the same name by Voltaire. ...


The very first show (in daytime) featured Gore Vidal, Muhammad Ali, and Angela Lansbury, though this show was aired second, as ABC executives were unhappy with it. ABC pressured Cavett to "get big names," even though the shows without them got higher ratings and more critical acclaim. Gore Vidal in 1948, photographed by Carl Van Vechten Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (born October 3, 1925) (pronounced , occasionally , , etc) is an American author of novels, stage plays, screenplays, and essays. ... For other persons named Muhammad Ali, see Muhammad Ali (disambiguation). ... Angela Lansbury CBE (born 16 October 1925) is a Tony-winning, Golden Globe-winning, Oscar-nominated, and Emmy-nominated English actress, best-known for playing mystery writer Jessica Fletcher on Murder, She Wrote. ...


In addition to the usual monologue, Cavett opened each show reading selected questions written by audience members, to which he would respond with witty rejoinders. ("'What makes New York so crummy these days?' Tourists.")

  • "I have some good news and some bad news for the balcony. I'm not going to tell you the bad news, but here's the good news. It will take several minutes for the flames to reach you."

Notable moments

The show was often unpredictable and produced some notoriously tense moments.


On March 6, 1970, surrealist artist Salvador Dalí was behaving very eccentrically on a show with silent screen star Lillian Gish and baseball legend Satchel Paige (Dalí carried an anteater on a leash in with him when he came on stage, and he tossed it in Gish's lap, much to her consternation). At one point Cavett asked him why he had once arrived to give a lecture at the Sorbonne in an open limo filled with heads of cauliflower. Dalí responded with a barely coherent discourse regarding the similarity of the cauliflower head to the "mathematical problem discovered by Michelangelo in the rhinoceros' horn"! Cavett interrupted him by waving his hands in Dalí's face and exclaiming "Boogie boogie boogie!" just as his hero Groucho Marx did in A Night at the Opera. The audience broke up, and Dalí appeared at a loss. A female viewer in a Washington, D.C. hospital bed reportedly had to have her stitches partially resewn from laughing so hard. March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (66th in leap years). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí Domènech Marquis of Pubol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), popularly known as Salvador Dalí, was a Spanish (Catalan) artist and one of the most important painters of the 20th century. ... Lillian Diana de Guiche (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993), was an Oscar-nominated American actress, better known as Lillian Gish. ... Leroy Robert Satchel Paige (July 7, 1906(?) – June 8, 1982) was an American right-handed pitcher in the Negro Leagues and Major League Baseball who is considered to be among the greatest pitchers of all time. ... Families Cyclopedidae Myrmecophagidae Anteaters are the four mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua commonly known for eating ants and termites. ... Inscription over the entrance to the Sorbonne The front of the Sorbonne Building The name Sorbonne (La Sorbonne) is commonly used to refer to the historic University of Paris in Paris, France or one of its successor institutions (see below), but this is a recent usage, and Sorbonne has actually... Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer. ... Black Rhino from Howletts Wild Animal Park For other uses, see Rhinoceros (disambiguation). ... Julius Henry Marx, known as Groucho Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977), was an American comedian, working both with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and on his own. ... A Night At the Opera is a 1935 comedy film starring the Marx Brothers. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack...


On December 18, 1970, former Georgia governor Lester Maddox walked off the show in the middle of a conversation about segregation after Cavett refused to apologize. (This had little effect on the proceedings, since it happened at the end of the show.) Truman Capote was on the show and said he got more comments about it than any other TV show he had done. Cavett suspected that the walking off was mere showmanship and a calculated publicity stunt. It was reported in the news before it aired that night, increasing viewership. In Greenwood, Mississippi, the hometown of Cavett's wife Carrie Nye, the guests at a country club dance abandoned the dance floor to watch the show on the TV in the lounge. In Atlanta, although the incident was the lead story on then-ABC affiliate WQXI (now WXIA)'s 11 p.m. news, the show itself did not air until two nights later; the incident occurred on a Friday night, when the station aired a movie in place of Cavett, whose Friday show was delayed until Sunday night. Matters were patched up, and Maddox returned on a later night, and this time Cavett himself walked off the show as a joke. Left alone on stage, Maddox cued the band and began singing "I Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do" as Cavett reappeared in the wings to join in. Lester Garfield Maddox Lester Garfield Maddox (September 30, 1915 – June 25, 2003) was an American Democratic Party politician who was governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1967 to 1971. ... The Rex Theatre for Colored People Racial segregation is characterized by separation of different races in daily life when both are doing equal tasks, such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the movies, or in the rental or... Truman Capote (pronounced ) (30 September 1924 – 25 August 1984) was an American writer whose non-fiction, stories, novels and plays are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffanys (1958) and In Cold Blood (1965), which he labeled a non-fiction novel. ... The media itself often stage stunts for movies and television shows. ... Greenwood is situated in Leflore County, Mississippi at the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta, approximately 96 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi, and 130 miles south of Memphis, Tennessee. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Carrie Nye (October 14, 1936 – July 14, 2006) was an American actress. ... A country club is a private club that offers a variety of recreational sports facilities to its members. ...


In an interview with Jimi Hendrix, Dick spoke to him about his performance of the "Star Spangled Banner" at Woodstock, in a way that seemed to be critical. Jimi simply replied that what he played was beautiful. The audience clapped, and Dick blushed. This article contains a trivia section. ... Nicholson took the copy Key gave him to a printer, where it was published as a broadside on September 17 under the title The Defence of Fort McHenry, with an explanatory note explaining the circumstances of its writing. ... Woodstock may refer to: Woodstock Music and Art Festival, a 1969 U.S. rock festival which inspired a 1970 Warner Bros. ...


A 1971 interview with Norman Mailer was not going well. Mailer moved his chair away from the other guests (Vidal and Janet Flanner), and Cavett asked whether he would "like another chair to contain your giant intellect." Mailer dismissively said to Cavett, "Why don't you just read the next question on your card there" (or words to that effect), to which Cavett replied, "Why don't you fold it five ways and put it where the sun don't shine?" A long laugh ensued, after which Mailer asked Cavett if he had just then come up with that line, to which Cavett replied, "Surely I don't have to tell you a quote from Tolstoy." 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Norman Mailer, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1948 Norman Kingsley Mailer (born January 31, 1923) is an American novelist, journalist, playwright, screenwriter and film director. ... Janet Flanner (March 13, 1892 - November 7, 1978) was a child of Quakers, an American writer and journalist who served as the Paris correspondent of The New Yorker magazine from 1925 until she retired in 1975 [1]. She also published a single novel, The Cubical City, set in New York... Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: , IPA:  ), commonly referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy (September 9 [O.S. August 28] 1828 – November 20 [O.S. November 7] 1910) was a Russian novelist, writer, essayist, philosopher, Christian anarchist, pacifist, educational reformer, moral thinker, and an influential member of the Tolstoy family. ...


As noted in Cavett's autobiography (p.321-323), on June 7, 1971, publisher J.I. Rodale, an advocate of organic farming, died of a heart attack during taping. Cavett was speaking with journalist Pete Hamill, and they both realized immediately that something was wrong, although the audience did not catch on until Cavett asked (avoiding the cliche), "Is there a doctor in the audience?" The program was never aired and a rerun was aired in its place. June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Jerome Irving Rodale (1898-1971) of Emmaus, Lehigh County, was one of the first advocates for sustainable agriculture and organic farming in the United States. ... Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ... Pete Hamill Pete Hamill (born 1935) is a prominent American journalist, novelist, and short story writer. ...


Cavett told Timothy Leary, "I really think you're full of crap," and to Elliott Roosevelt he said, "Perhaps you could now bring yourself to answer the question." For the American baseball player use Tim Leary (baseball player) Timothy Francis Leary, Ph. ... Elliott Roosevelt in his Air Force uniform Elliott Roosevelt (September 23, 1910 – October 27, 1990), was a World War II hero and an author. ...


Critic John Simon revealed on the air to the home audience that during the most recent commercial break, fellow guest Mort Sahl had threatened to punch him in the mouth. John Simon could refer to: John Allsebrook Simon, 1st Viscount Simon, Several of his descendants who have held the title of Viscount Simon, John Simon, the author and literary, film and drama critic; or John Simon, record producer for Columbia Records. ... Time Magazine, August 15, 1960 Morton Lyon Sahl (born May 11, 1927) is a Montreal-born actor/comedian/humorist credited with pioneering a style of stand-up comedy that paved the way for Lenny Bruce, Nichols & May, Dick Gregory, and others less famous. ...


Cavett did a two-part show on pornography, both parts taped the same day and shown on two nights. During the first part, he was discussing the depiction of oral sex in movies and made a parenthetical utterance: "oral-genital sex...mouth on sex organs." A flap ensued where executives demanded that the censor cut the second phrase. An angry Cavett described the ongoing situation at the beginning of the second part, reusing the phrase. One of the guests, legal scholar Alexander Bickel, sided with Cavett. The rather ridiculous result was that the show aired with the phrase cut the first night but left in the second night. Pornographic movies Pornography (Porn) (from Greek πόρνη (porne) prostitute and γραφή (grafe) writing), more informally referred to as porn or porno, is the explicit representation of the human body or sexual activity with the goal of sexual arousal. ... Alexander Mordecai Bickel (December 17, 1924 – November 8, 1974) was a law professor and expert on the United States Constitution. ...


Angela Davis, an activist who was associated with the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and 1970s, was pressured into canceling a scheduled appearance on June 27, 1972. The basis for the controversy was the continuing debate over the SST (Supersonic transport) system. ABC had insisted on inviting either William F. Buckley, Jr. or William Rusher of the conservative National Review magazine to have a balanced viewpoint, but Davis declined. Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an African American socialist organizer and philosopher who was associated with, but not a member of, the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and 1970s. ... This article is about the American political organization. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, In the Western world, the focus shifted from the social activism of the sixties to social activities for ones own pleasure, save for environmentalism, which continued in a very visible way. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A supersonic transport (SST) is a civil aircraft designed to transport passengers at speeds greater than the speed of sound. ... William F. Buckley, Jr. ... William A. Rusher (born 1923, Chicago, Illinois), lawyer, publisher, conservative activist. ... National Review (NR) is a biweekly magazine of political opinion, founded by author William F. Buckley Jr. ...


A show with Secretary of the Interior Rogers Morton resulted in nine animals being added to the endangered species list after Cavett commented on them. Categories: People stubs | U.S. Secretaries of Commerce | 1914 births | 1979 deaths | U.S. Secretaries of the Interior ...


Marlon Brando, who just months earlier had rejected his Academy Award for "The Godfather" to protest the plight of American Indians, appeared on the June 12, 1973 show with representatives of the Cheyenne, Paiute and Lummi tribes. After the program ended, Brando broke the jaw of photographer Ron Galella and ended up in the hospital with a bite wound. Marlon Brando, Jr. ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Cheyenne lodges with buffalo meat drying, 1870 For other uses, see Cheyenne (disambiguation). ... Paiute women and children in Yosemite Valley 1891. ... The Lummi Nation is a Native American tribe in western Washington state in the United States. ... Ron Galella in 1988 Ronald E. Galella (b. ...


Groucho Marx on the show discussing the musical Hair, which had just opened: "I was going to go, but I saw myself in the mirror one morning, and I figured, why waste five and a half dollars?" Julius Henry Marx, known as Groucho Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977), was an American comedian, working both with his siblings, the Marx Brothers, and on his own. ... The Fantasticks is the longest-running musical in history. ... Hair, subtitled The American Tribal Love/Rock Musical, is a musical about hippies and was a significant part of the drug, music and peace-love culture of the 1960s. ...


During a two-part interview with Katharine Hepburn, Hepburn got up and left at the end of the first half of the interview, thinking her job was done. Cavett apologized to the audience, promising she would be back the next evening (she was). However, this was actually staged by Cavett and Hepburn as a joke, seen in "Bonus Features" on the recently-released "Hollywood Greats" DVD box set. Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was a four-time Academy Award-winning American star of film, television and stage, widely recognized for her sharp wit, New England gentility and fierce independence. ...


Trivia

  • One of the shows that received the most compliments was one with Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne, and Noel Coward, the three's last appearance together. Laurence Olivier and Ingmar Bergman made their first-ever appearances on an American talk show.
  • Occasionally, Cavett would devote an entire show to a single guest. Among those receiving such special treatment (some more than once) were Marx, Olivier, Katharine Hepburn (without an audience), Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, Fred Astaire, Woody Allen, Jerry Lewis, Lucille Ball, Zero Mostel ("on some shows I've had just one guest, but tonight I have Zero") and even David Bowie. These shows helped promote Cavett's skills as an interviewer who could attract guests who otherwise might not do interviews, at the expense of some of the excitement that ensued from the multiple-guest format.
  • The Cavetts owned a Yorkshire-Cairn terrier mix named Daphne, after whom his production company was named.
  • In January 1973, despite a vociferous letter campaign, ratings forced the show to be cut back to occasional status, airing one week a month under the umbrella title ABC's Wide World of Entertainment. By the end of 1974, it was airing only twice a month.
  • The PBS series featured single guests in a half-hour format and was produced by Christopher Porterfield, a former roommate of Cavett's at Yale University who had coauthored the book Cavett published in August 1974, shortly after he had become executive producer of the ABC show. The show remained on the PBS lineup until affiliates voted it off the schedule in 1982.
  • Cavett was featured on Broadway in 2002 as the Narrator in the revival of The Rocky Horror Show Live!

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DVD release

Five DVD sets have been released featuring various episodes of the series.

DVD Name Release Date Ep # Additional Information
The Dick Cavett Show:
Rock Icons
August 16, 2005 9 This 3-disc set features 9 episodes that include appearances from David Bowie, David Crosby, George Harrison, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, The Jessy Dixon Singers, Joni Mitchell, Tex Ritter, The Rolling Stones, Ravi Shankar, Paul Simon, Sly & the Family Stone, Stephen Stills, Stevie Wonder, Wonderwheel and Gary Wright. Bonus features include Bob Weide's interview of Dick Cavett.
The Dick Cavett Show:
Ray Charles Collection
September 13, 2005 3 This 2-disc set features 3 episodes compiling 14 songs performed live by Ray Charles. Bonus features include new episode introductions and an interview with Dick Cavett.
The Dick Cavett Show:
John & Yoko Collection
November 1, 2005 3 This 2-disc set features 3 episodes of John Lennon and Yoko Ono appearances from 1971 to 1972. Bonus features include new episode introductions and an interview with Dick Cavett.
The Dick Cavett Show:
Comic Legends
February 21, 2006 12 This 4-disc set features 12 episodes from the series featuring interviews with Woody Allen, Lucille Ball, Jack Benny, Carol Burnett, Mel Brooks, George Burns, Bill Cosby, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, Groucho Marx and The Smothers Brothers. Bonus features include new episode introductions, Cavett Remembers The Comic Legends with Bob Weide, an interview with Joanne Carson, Dick Cavett on the Ed Sullivan Show, Cavett Backstage featurette, promos, outtakes and Here's Dick Cavette, a 30-minute special featuring footage from The Dick Cavett Morning Show with Groucho Marx, Bob Hope and Woody Allen.
The Dick Cavett Show:
Hollywood Greats
September 12, 2006 12 This 4-disc set features 12 episodes from the series featuring interviews with Robert Altman, Fred Astaire, Peter Bogdanovich, Marlon Brando, Mel Brooks, Frank Capra, Bette Davis, Kirk Douglas, Katharine Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, Groucho Marx, Robert Mitchum, Debbie Reynolds and Orson Welles. Bonus features include new episode introductions, promos, and the featurette Seeing Stars with Dick Cavett and Robert Osborne.

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References

  • Cavett by Dick Cavett and Christopher Porterfield, Bantam Books, August 1974. ISBN 0-15-116130-5

External links

  • Dick Cavett currently writes a blog which is published by the New York Times entitled "Talk Show: Dick Cavett Speaks Again" which includes video excerpts from DVD releases.
  • Entries at the Internet Movie Database:
    • The Dick Cavett Show (1969–1972)
    • The Dick Cavett Show (1975–1982)
    • The Dick Cavett Show (1986)
  • Dick Cavett at the Internet Movie Database
  • DVD releases at Shout! Factory:
    • Rock Icons
    • Ray Charles Collection
    • John & Yoko Collecion
    • Comic Legends
    • Hollywood Greats

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Dick Cavett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2359 words)
Cavett's maternal grandfather was a Baptist preacher originally from Wales.
Cavett was the narrator (on camera and off) for the HBO series Time Was which was a documentary series which spawned a thorough look back at respective decades of the 20th century, ranging from The 1920's to The 1970's.
Cavett has remained a popular guest on the talk-show circuit, hitting the stage to his longtime theme song, a trumpet version of the wordless vocalise "Glitter and Be Gay" from Leonard Bernstein's score for Voltaire's Candide.
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