Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett has been nominated for eleven Emmy awards (the most recent in 2012 for the HBO special, Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again), and won three.  Spanning five decades, Dick Cavett’s television career has defined excellence in the interview format.  He started at ABC in 1968, and also enjoyed success on PBS, USA, and CNBC.

His most recent television successes were the September 2014 PBS special, Dick Cavett’s Watergate, followed April 2015 by Dick Cavett’s Vietnam. He has appeared in movies, tv specials, tv commercials, and several Broadway plays. He starred in an off-Broadway production of Hellman v. McCarthy in 2014 and reprised the role at Theatre 40 in LA February 2015.

Cavett has published four books beginning with Cavett (1974) and Eye on Cavett (1983), co-authored with Christopher Porterfield.  His two recent books -- Talk Show: Confrontations, Pointed Commentary, and Off- Screen Secrets (2010) and Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic moments, and Assorted Hijinks (October 2014) are both collections of his online opinion column, written for The New York Times since 2007. Additionally, he has written for The New Yorker, TV Guide, Vanity Fair, and elsewhere.

Cavett Shows Available

Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and the DECADES Network, the new multicast network from Weigel Broadcasting Co. and CBS Television Stations, announced a multi-year distribution deal to bring the critically acclaimed Dick Cavett Show back on television. Now you can watch Dick Cavett Shows on ShoutFactoryTV.com, Hulu, and Decades.

To view the Decades Channel over the air your local CBS affiliate must carry it and you will need a digital antenna. Decades is also carried by some cable systems. Check here to see if your cable company carries the Decades Channel. In New York City the Decades Channel is carried by Comcast, Verizon, Cablevision, and RCN Cable. In LA it is carried by Charter, Fox, and FIOS.

Cavett in the Times