Welcome to the Dick Cavett Show Web site.
Dick Cavett hosted "The Dick Cavett Show" on multiple networks for more than 35 years while interviewing a wide range of guests, from authors and politicians to musicians, actors and other creative types. He often featured controversial people and topics which weren't the norm for the variety talk shows that were airing at the time. He won three Emmy Awards for his work and is currently is a contributing blogger to the New York Times.
Through the years, Dick Cavett has interviewed thousands of celebrities, authors, musicians, politicians and other people of note. Among his guests were those we lost in 2012 including great writers such as Gore Vidal, Ray Bradbury, Maurice Sendak, Carlos Fuentes, and Nora Ephron. We also said farewell to musicians who left an indelible mark on the soundtrack of our times—among them Dave Brubeck and Ravi Shankar. We lost great actors such as Jack Klugman, Ben Gazzara, and Celeste Holm, as well as TV personalities Mike Wallace and Phyllis Diller. We said goodbye to Hungarian-American psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz and the distinguished Senator from Hawaii, Daniel Inouye.
Clips from Dick Cavett Show interviews are now available for licensing. Contact our Licensing Manager for information about licensing clips from the Dick Cavett Show.
View a selection of episodes and guests here.
The Dick Cavett Show has been on various television networks over the years:
- 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)
- PBS (October 10, 1977–October 8, 1982)
- USA prime time (September 30, 1985–September 23, 1986)
- ABC late night (September 23–December 30, 1986)
- CNBC (April 17, 1989–January 26, 1996)