Type
News/Talk Show
Premiered
Mar. 04, 1968
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
90 min.
Country
USA
Network
ABC TV Network
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The Dick Cavett Show

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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  • This show features one of the oddest pairings of guests in TV talk show history, Gloria Swanson and Janis Joplin.
  • Singer Janis Joplin made her final network appearance on the 3 August 1970 broadcast. She died on 4 October 1970, just two months and a day after her appearance.
  • Joni Mitchell was forced to choose between appearing on this show, which was her first national television appearance, and appearing at Woodstock. Her manager forced her to appear on this…
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    Joni Mitchell was forced to choose between appearing on this show, which was her first national television appearance, and appearing at Woodstock. Her manager forced her to appear on this show when he saw how bad the traffic was going to and from the site. However, the night of her appearance, several of the acts who appeared at Woodstock, including Jefferson Airplane, David Crosby and Stephen Stills showed up unannounced while she was being interviewed and gave their first-hand accounts of what it was like at the festival.
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