Dick Cavett

When standup comedian and former Tonight Show writer Dick Cavett got his own morning talk show in 1968, no one involved predicted anything groundbreaking. But there was something different in Cavett’s approach. The Cavett show gradually became the place for guests to express opinions about things celebrities rarely spoke about on television, including Watergate and Vietnam.

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Split America

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Interviews on Dick Cavett's show look at the split over America's involvement in Vietnam.


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Dick Cavett on Hosting a Talk Show During Vietnam

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The Dick Cavett Show hosted opinions on the controversy surrounding the war in Vietnam.