Friday, August 10, 2018

A few moments with Dick Cavett

I've got a post coming up about the IP value of various TV genres. At the very bottom are talk shows which can pull great numbers initially but which have been almost worthless when syndicated or repackaged as anything more than low rated nostalgia fare.

That's not to say that some of these shows aren't worth watching (lots of good TV isn't particularly marketable TV).  Cavett holds up remarkably well, especially when he had a geenuinely interesting guest.

Here are a few notable examples.

The Dick Cavett Show Richard Pryor 12 16 85

Richard Burton on The Dick Cavett Show July 1980

This Marlon Brando interview is extraordinary and is one of the best examples you'll ever find of handling an uncooperative subject.

Truman Capote


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  2. The theme song to many of Cavett's series was "Gltter and Be Gay" from Candide.