Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest (GA Gov. Lester Maddox walked out angrily during one interview). Cavett was intelligent and witty, perhaps too much so for television.
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Did You Know?
During the taping of the 1/22/73 show, Cavett was informed of the death of former president Lyndon Johnson, and announced it to his studio audience. His guests included Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Oriana Fallaci and producer John Foreman. Foreman had just been introduced when the announcement was made, and, with all conversation suddenly focused on Johnson, hardly had a chance to speak. See more