The Dick Cavett Show

100 episodes available
When Dick Cavett joined the late-night talk show parade in 1969, his intelligent wit pumped a much-needed breath of fresh air into the format. The Dick Cavett Show also became the late-night home of rock 'n' roll, with a guest list that reads like a who's who of the era's top performers.

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50 min
S1E1 Rock Icons: July 18,1969 Janis Joplin This broadcast came right in the middle of the recording...
50 min
S1E2 Rock Icons: August 19, 1969 Jefferson Airplane The Jefferson Airplane perform "Somebody to Love" with...
66 min
S1E3 Rock Icons: June 25, 1970 Janis Joplin When Janis Joplin returned to the show nearly a year...
67 min
S1E4 Rock Icons: July 13, 1970 Sly and the Family Stone Sly and the Family Stone perform their #1 hit "Thank You...
67 min
S1E5 Rock Icons: August 3, 1970 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin's final appearance on the show came just two...
66 min
S1E6 Rock Icons: August 11, 1970 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder performs "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm...
67 min
S1E7 Rock Icons: September 11, 1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono This interview was Lennon's first on American television...
66 min
S1E8 Rock Icons: September 24, 1971 John Lennon and Yoko Ono John and Yoko return to the show through the miracle of...
64 min
S1E9 Rock Icons: November 23, 1971 George Harrison George Harrison shows a film clip of his performance of...
66 min
S1E10 Rock Icons: May 11, 1972 John Lennon and Yoko Ono John and Yoko return to the Cavett stage and perform live.
62 min
S1E11 Rock Icons: June 26,1972 Ray Charles Ray Charles' first appearance on The Dick Cavett Show...
66 min
S1E12 Rock Icons: January 26, 1973 Ray Charles Ray's second appearance on The Dick Cavett Show. As...
64 min
S1E13 Rock Icons: July 9, 1973 Ray Charles Ray's third and final visit is capped off by his third -...
66 min
S1E14 Rock Icons: September 5, 1974 Paul Simon The last of Paul Simon's three appearances on the show is...
27 min
S1E15 Rock Icons: December 5, 1974 David Bowie A rare interview at the time for David Bowie, plus...
22 min
S1E16 Rock Icons: October 4, 1991 Billy Joel Dick Cavett interviews Billy Joel in Montauk for part one...
22 min
S1E17 Rock Icons: October 5, 1991 Billy Joel (Part 2) The conclusion of Billy Joel's interview with Dick Cavett...
14 min
S1E18 Rock Icons: August 8, 1972 Mick Jagger Dick Cavett interviews legendary Rolling Stones frontman,...
64 min
S1E19 Rock Icons: December 30, 1970 Little Richard Known for his charismatic showmanship and influence in...
29 min
S1E20 Rock Icons: May 12, 1980 Frank Zappa Dick Cavett speaks with Frank Zappa, an American musician...
49 min
S2E1 Comic Legends: September 5, 1969 Groucho Marx Groucho Marx was a frequent guest on show and appeared on...
51 min
S2E2 Comic Legends: September 19, 1969 Woody Allen For the final episode of the one-hour summer prime-time...
67 min
S2E3 Comic Legends: April 6, 1970 Mel Brooks Mel Brooks discusses his forthcoming film, The Twelve...
66 min
S2E4 Comic Legends: May 25, 1971 Groucho Marx Groucho holds court on numerous topics, even making a...
66 min
S2E5 Comic Legends: October 20,1971 Woody Allen Woody shows clips from his directoial debut, Take the...
64 min
S2E6 Comic Legends: November 10, 1971 Bill Cosby Bill Cosby's considerable talents are all on display in...
66 min
S2E7 Comic Legends: December 15, 1971 George Burns Recorded in Hollywood, this show features George Burns...
64 min
S2E8 Comic Legends: October 4, 1972 Bob Hope Bob Hope is the only guest for an entire show, and the...
64 min
S2E9 Comic Legends: January 27, 1973 Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis and Cavett discuss filmmaking, Jerry's former...
63 min
S2E10 Comic Legends: February 21, 1973 Jack Benny, Bill Cosby Jack Benny was often known to break up just from the...
66 min
S2E11 Comic Legends: February 21, 1974 Carol Burnett At the time of Carol Burnett's 90-minute interview with...
56 min
S2E12 Comic Legends: March 7, 1974 Lucille Ball Lucy talks about some of her favorite episodes of I Love...
55 min
S2E13 Comic Legends: May 16-17, 1979 Robin Williams Over two nights Robin Williams was the sole guest on...
68 min
S2E14 Comic Legends: November 4, 1985 Eddie Murphy Cavett interviews Eddie Murphy in this episode from 1985.
25 min
S2E15 Comic Legends: September 13, 1990 Richard Lewis Dick Cavett interviews Richard Lewis, American comedian...
25 min
S2E16 Comic Legends: January 3, 1991 Dennis Leary Dick Cavett interviews Dennis Leary, comedian and former...
23 min
S2E17 Comic Legends: November 23, 1991 Phil Hartman Late Canadian-American SNL actor and comedian Phil...
21 min
S2E18 Comic Legends: March 13, 1992 Bobcat Goldthwait Bobcat Goldthwait, actor, comedian, filmmaker and voice...
25 min
S2E19 Comic Legends: May 15, 1992 - Jon Lovitz Dick Cavett interviews Jon Lovitz, actor, comedian and...
22 min
S2E20 Comic Legends: September 21, 1992 Dennis Miller Dick Cavett's guest for this episode is Dennis Miller,...
22 min
S2E21 Comic Legends: December 1, 1992 George Carlin Dick Cavett interviews the late comedian George Carlin, a...
22 min
S2E22 Comic Legends: December 17, 1992 Steve Martin Steve Martin, comedian and actor known for films such as...
23 min
S2E23 Comic Legends: January 6, 1994 Chris Elliott Dick Cavett interviews comedian Chris Elliott, a man...
21 min
S2E24 Comic Legends: August 19, 1995 Conan O'Brien Dick Cavett interviews legendary talk show host, Conan...
54 min
S3E1 Hollywood Greats: July 27, 1970 Orson Welles Host Dick Cavett welcomes his only guest,...
58 min
S3E2 Hollywood Greats: November 10, 1970 Fred Astaire Host Dick Cavett welcomes his only guest, legendary...
65 min
S3E3 Hollywood Greats: April 29th, 1971 Robert Mitchum Host Dick Cavett welcomes his only guest, actor Robert...
58 min
S3E4 Hollywood Greats: June 29, 1971 Kirk Douglas Host Dick Cavett welcomes his only guest, legendary actor...
64 min
S3E5 Hollywood Greats: November 17, 1971 Bette Davis Dick interviews legendary actress Bette Davis. The...
66 min
S3E6 Hollywood Greats: December 16, 1971 Groucho Marx Host Dick Cavett welcomes guests actor-comedian Groucho...
59 min
S3E7 Hollywood Greats: January 21, 1972 Mel Brooks and Frank Capra Host Dick Cavett welcomes guests directors Mel Brooks,...
58 min
S3E8 Hollywood Greats: February 21, 1972 John Huston Host Dick Cavett welcomes legendary director John Huston.
64 min
S3E9 Hollywood Greats: June 8, 1972 Alfred Hitchcock Dick Cavett spends ninety minutes with legendary film...
58 min
S3E10 Hollywood Greats: June 12, 1973 Marlon Brando Host Dick Cavett welcomes guests actor Marlon Brando,...
68 min
S3E11 Hollywood Greats: October 2, 1973 Katharine Hepburn, Part 1 Host Dick Cavett welcomes Academy Award winning actress...
69 min
S3E12 Hollywood Greats: October 3, 1973 Katharine Hepburn, Part 1 Host Dick Cavett welcomes Academy Award winning actress...
28 min
S3E13 Hollywood Greats: July 1, 1981 Steven Spielberg, Part 1 Dick Cavett welcomes acclaimed director Steven Spielberg...
28 min
S3E14 Hollywood Greats: July 2, 1981 Steven Spielberg, Part 2 Dick Cavett welcomes acclaimed director Steven Spielberg...
64 min
S4E1 Horror Highlights: June 8, 1972 Alfred Hitchcock The legendary film director discusses cinema, his life...
28 min
S4E2 Horror Highlights: May 17, 1978 Vincent Price Dick Cavett interviews legendary horror icon Vincent Price.
28 min
S4E3 Horror Highlights: October 16, 1980 Stephen King, George A. Romero, Part 1 Part one of Dick Cavett's interview with best-selling...
28 min
S4E4 Horror Highlights: October 17, 1980 Stephen King, Part 2 Part two of Dick Cavett's interview with best-selling...
21 min
S4E5 Horror Highlights: July 1, 1995 Janet Leigh Cavett interview the iconic actress best known for her...
26 min
S5E1 Authors: March 6, 1978 Allen Ginsberg Interview with famous American poet, Allen Ginsberg.
29 min
S5E2 Authors: April 20, 1978 Truman Capote Interview with accomplished author, screenwriter and...
29 min
S5E3 Authors: May 19, 1979 Eudora Welty Part 1 Part one of an interview with author Eudora Welty, an...
28 min
S5E4 Authors: May 20, 1979 Eudora Welty Part 2 Part two of interview with female author, Eudora Welty.
29 min
S5E5 Authors: November 9, 1981 John Updike Interview with author John Updike, creator of the famous...
23 min
S5E6 Authors: October 25, 1989 Kurt Vonnegut Interview with Slaughterhouse-Five author, Kurt Vonnegut.
21 min
S5E7 Authors: February 7, 1992 Michael Crichton Interview with American best-selling author, physician,...
50 min
S6E1 Sports Icons: September 16, 1969 Joe Namath Dick Cavett interviews legendary former Jets player, Joe...
68 min
S6E2 Sports Icons: April 9, 1970 Mickey Mantle Mickey Mantle appears as a guest on the Dick Cavett show....
22 min
S6E3 Sports Icons: May 25, 1991 Howard Cosell Howard Cosell, a former American Sports Journalist, is...
22 min
S6E4 Sports Icons: July 31, 1992 Tommy Lasorda Dick Cavett interviews Tommy Lasorda, a former MLB player...
22 min
S6E5 Sports Icons: September 24, 1992 Evander Holyfield Dick Cavett interviews Evander Holyfield, a former...
22 min
S6E6 Sports Icons: October 6, 1992 Rick Pitino Rick Pitino, an American basketball coach, is interviewed...
22 min
S6E7 Sports Icons: April 16,1993 George Foreman Dick Cavett interviews former professional boxer, George...
22 min
S6E8 Sports Icons: June 18, 1993 Bob Costas Dick Cavett interviews Bob Costas, an American...
66 min
S6E10 The Dick Cavett Show: Sports Icons: May 20, 1970 Muhammad Ali Ali during his exile period, when he had his title...
68 min
S6E11 The Dick Cavett Show: Sports Icons: March 15, 1971 Muhammad Ali After the classic first Ali - Frazier fight, Ali came on...
67 min
S6E12 The Dick Cavett Show: Sports Icons: January 17, 1974 Muhammad Ali For their upcoming non-title fight, Ali and Frazier...
29 min
S6E13 The Dick Cavett Show: Sports Icons: March 7, 1978 Muhammad Ali Ali visited Cavett's PBS show shortly after losing his...
50 min
S7E1 Black History Month: July 14, 1969 Redd Foxx American comedian and actor Redd Foxx, is interviewed by...
40 min
S7E2 Black History Month: August 8, 1969 Shirley Chisholm Dick Cavett interviews Shirley Chisholm, the first...
61 min
S7E3 Black History Month: June 26, 1970 BB King Notorious blues singer and guitarist, BB King is a guest...
47 min
S7E4 Black History Month: February 25, 1971 Sammy Davis Jr. Dick Cavett interviews the famous American entertainer,...
23 min
S7E5 Black History Month: November 6, 1989 Alice Walker Dick Cavett interviews author of The Color Purple, Alice...
25 min
S7E6 Black History Month: November 11, 1990 James Brown The founding father of funk music, James Brown, is...
24 min
S7E7 Black History Month: February 28, 1991 Quincy Jones Dick Cavett interviews Quincy Jones, a man of many...
21 min
S7E8 Black History Month: April 23, 1995 James Earl Jones, Part 1 Part 1 of Dick Cavett's interview with the legendary...
25 min
S7E9 Black History Month: April 23, 1995 James Earl Jones, Part 2 Part 2 of Dick Cavett's interview with the legendary...
44 min
S8E1 Politicians: September 9, 1969 Ralph Nader Host Dick Cavett welcomes consumer advocate and...
68 min
S8E2 Politicians: May 7, 1971 John Kerry John Kerry argues against the Vietnam war on this episode...
68 min
S8E3 Poiticians: October 29, 1971 George H.W. Bush Former President George H.W. Bush is a guest on The Dick...
67 min
S8E4 Politicians: December 17, 1971 Ronald Reagan Dick Cavett interviews Ronald Reagan, the famed actor and...
57 min
S8E5 Politicians: June 19, 1972 Edward "Ted" Kennedy Politican and younger brother of John F. Kennedy, Edward...
23 min
S8E6 Politicians: January 4, 1982 Rudy Giuliani Dick Cavett interviews Rudy Giuliani, former U.S....
22 min
S8E7 Politicians: July 20, 1992 Senator Paul Simon Dick Cavett interviews late politician and member of the...
22 min
S8E8 Politicians: November 10, 1992 Alexander Haig Part 1 Dick Cavett interviews Alexander Haig, former White House...
22 min
S8E9 Politicians: November 11, 1992 Alexander Haig Part 2 Part two of Dick Cavett's interview with Alexander Haig.
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