The Vietnam War was the first “television war.” Night after night, the evening news broadcast the conflict into living rooms across America. As the country watched coverage of the fighting, Dick Cavett’s late night talk show featured thoughtful conversations and often-times spirited debate about the war from all sides of the political spectrum, mirroring the public’s growing unrest and the divisiveness that was ripping the country apart.
This April, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon (April 30, 1975) and the end of America’s presence in Vietnam, Dick Cavett’s Vietnam examines the conflict and its impact on America through the prism of interviews conducted by the iconic host of “The Dick Cavett Show.” Dick Cavett’s Vietnam, airied nationally Monday, April 27, 2015 from 10-11 p.m. ET on PBS.
You can watch the show on the PBS Web site: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365474570/
The Dick Cavett Show
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.
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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)