Sorry we’re a bit late today, had some computer issues this morning that suddenly (thankfully) went away. Be that as it may. . .
I’ve been a fan of Dick Cavett since high school. I would watch his late night talk show (well, first it was a morning show, got canceled, then a summer replacement show at ten o’clock at night, got canceled, then months later went to 11:30 pm to compete against Johnny Carson) back in the late 60’s and early 70’s as he was just a damn smart interviewer. The show struggled to stay on the air which was usually the case back then when something was good and/or different. Hell, maybe that’s still the case.
I’m glad Dick Cavett is still around. He’s 75-years-old now but he’s still quite witty. If you’re not reading his New York Times blog, you should be.
And if you haven’t seen this classic clip of Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal going at it on Dick’s show, I’m making it very convenient for you to do so. The clip is at the top of this post.
Dick gets the last laugh. The look on Mailer’s stunned face is priceless.