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Alec Baldwin Shows Up for Summerdocs: William F. Buckley vs. Gore Vidal on Television in Best of Enemies

Posted 2 weeks ago
The first of three documentaries in the Hamptons International Film Festival's Summerdocs series hosted by Alec Baldwin, Best of Enemies was sure to be a hit with the East Hampton crowd. Featuring a historic event of verbal jousting between two well matched public intellectuals, men who could turn a phrase, the conservative William F. Buckley and the leftist Gore Vidal, author of the controversial ...
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Alec Baldwin Shows Up for Summerdocs: William F. Buckley vs. Gore Vidal on Television in Best of

Posted 2 weeks ago
The first of three documentaries in the Hamptons International Film Festival's Summerdocs series hosted by Alec Baldwin, Best of Enemies was sure to be a hit with the East Hampton crowd. Featuring a historic event of verbal jousting between two well matched public intellectuals, men who could turn a phrase, the conservative William F. Buckley and the leftist Gore Vidal, author of the controversial ...
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Buckley and Vidal: Best of Enemies and the Dawn of Theatrical Journalism

Posted 1 month ago
In 1968, the last place network news program in the country, ABC, figured it needed to give a jolt to its coverage of the two Presidential Nominating Conventions. This was an era in which network news was the most respected source of information for the majority of the citizenry. Sober, deep-toned white men -- almost always from the Midwest -- read reports on the economy and the Congress and Vietnam ...
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Dick Cavett Explains How David Letterman's 'Mask Of Innocence' Helped Him Get Away With Anything

Posted 2 months 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 ...
Related Links: David Letterman, Dick Cavett
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David Letterman: TV's Greatest Host

Posted 2 months 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 3 months 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 6 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 6 months ago
Credit: aceshowbiz.com
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 6 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 8 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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