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TV & Radio: A First for Cavett

Dick Cavett has long been the Adlai Stevenson of television. He is a cultivated wit who could not bring himself to talk down to anyone or get anyone to pick up...

Books: A Little Boy Blue

CAVETT by DICK CAVETT and CHRISTOPHER PORTERFIELD 373 pages. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. $8.95. Dick Cavett is the darling of people who say proudly that...

Show Business: The Cavett Crusade

By their followings ye shall know the talk-show hosts. When CBS canceled Merv Griffin's nightly program last December, Merv's late-night fans seemed barely...

Comedians: Country Boy

Ever since Will Rogers first ambled onstage with his lariat, comedians have played the hick-in-the-big-city for big laughs and good money. From Herb Shriner...

Programming: Yuk Among the Yaks

Comic Dick Cavett is a menace. That low-key, gracious approach should fool nobody. He is a cool operator who plans to sweep the American housewife off her...

Talk Shows: Cavett's Return

Outside the studio on 58th Street in Manhattan hovers a claque of middle-aged women, shuffling their sensible shoes and swearing that the guy is the greatest...

Show Business: ABC's Potpourri

For ten years, NBC'S Johnny Carson was the undisputed king of late-night television. During part of that time, CBS and ABC scarcely bothered to try to topple him...

Show Business: Quarter of a Loaf

Would ABC bow to low ratings results and the wishes of many of its affiliates by canceling the Dick Cavett Show? Or would it defer to the argument by Cavett's...

Show Business: Racing for Midnight

For nearly ten years NBC's Johnny Carson has monopolized TV's late hours with his facile, funny and cool show-biz chatter. ABC hoped to cut into his audience...

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