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Dick Cavett Explains How David Letterman's 'Mask Of Innocence' Helped Him Get Away With Anything

Posted 4 days ago
Late-night TV legend Dick Cavett joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to look back on the legacy of David Letterman and say goodbye to the subversive comedy icon, who officially begins his retirement after his final "Late Show" episode airs tonight.

Cavett, a longtime fan of and former guest on Letterman's show, told host Josh Zepps that the key to Letterman's incredible in ...
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David Letterman: TV's Greatest Host

Posted 4 days ago
As a kid growing up in the 60's and 70's, I stayed up late and watched a lot of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. During the day, there was Mike Douglas and Merv Griffin. There was Dinah Shore and Della Reese. Joey Bishop had his show and Dick Cavett was great to watch if you wanted something more highbrow. But if you wanted to laugh and enjoy yourself, you watched Carson, a show that made ...
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‘Dick Cavett’s Vietnam’: TV Review

Posted 4 weeks ago
PBS’ stimulating short doc revisits the Vietnam War through the perspective of raconteur extraordinaire Dick Cavettread more
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Mel Brooks Reveals Why He Chose HBO Over Netflix for His Comedy Stage Return

Posted 4 months ago
Credit: thewrap.com
“Here I am. I’m Melvin Brooks. I’ve come to stop the show.”
So begins “Mel Brooks Live at the Geffen,” a new one-man comedy special from the madcap mind behind classic films such as “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” and “The Producers.”
“I just had an urge. I wondered ‘Could I go back to the Catskills? ...
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"Best of Enemies" - cast: Gore Vidal, John Lithgow, Kelsey Grammer, Dick Cavett, Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens, Matt Tyrnauer, Ginia Bellafante

Posted 4 months ago
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Release date : TBA 2015Synopsis : In the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals ...
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A Nostalgic Glance Down Memory Lane: Remembering Joe Franklin

Posted 4 months ago
Maybe it was because his mother's name -- like my mom's -- was Anna.

Or maybe it was because he loved the talk show format, or that he was unconventional, marching to the tune of his own sound bite. Or that he collected playbills, memorabilia (a Greta Garbo shoe and a Jack Benny violin), and sheet music. Or because I'm the Queen of Reminiscence, and he was the "King of ...
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‘Last Days in Vietnam,’ ‘First Peoples’ Among PBS’ 2015 Lineup

Posted 6 months ago
Credit: thewrap.com
PBS will explore the origins of mankind and the end of the Vietnam War during its winter/spring season next year.
The station unveiled its upcoming lineup on Wednesday, a roster that includes “Last Days in Vietnam” and “First Peoples.”
Also read: PBS Science Reporter 'Embarrassed' Over Fox News' Ebola Coverage That 'Borders on Irresponsibility'
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Martin Scorsese Schools Us In 'The 50 Year Argument,' But It Lacks An Argument Of Its Own

Posted 8 months ago
Martin Scorsese has made 12 documentaries throughout his career, training his lens on such varied subjects as the Vietnam War ("Street Scenes"), Italian cinema ("My Voyage to Italy") and Bob Dylan ("No Direction Home"). His latest, "The 50 Year Argument," spotlights The New York Review of Books. The documentary chronicles the influential publication's five-decade ...
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50 Years Of New York Film Festival Photos

Posted 8 months ago
On Sunday night at the New York Film Festival, Martin Scorsese's new documentary, "The 50-Year Argument," had its New York premiere.

A retrospective on The New York Review of Books, the film seems to come with an obvious challenge: How do you make highfalutin literary and political criticism cinematically interesting? Led by the indelible editor Robert Silvers, the documentary ...
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The Story of Joan Rivers: 24 Famous Friends From Dick Cavett to Donald Trump Construct Stunning Oral History for THR

Posted 9 months ago
First she broke ground in 1965 as a 'Tonight Show' guest. "Women were the butt of the joke. They didn't do the joke," says George Schlatter. Later, she hosted her own show, mourned her husband's suicide and shook up the red carpet. From the touching (delivering meals to those with AIDS) to the outrageous (she yelled into the ear of a coma patient, "Wake up, you stupid b ...
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