Host Dick Cavett welcomes guests screenwriter-producer Rod Serling who is promoting the new motion picture "The Man", which he originally wrote as a TV movie, but is being released theatrically, Catherine Mackin, (the first woman floor reporter at a national political convention) and author Arthur C. Clarke.
Host Dick Cavett welcomes guests Robert Francoeur associate professor of Fairleigh Dickinson University and author of "Eve's New Rib", Barbara Williamson of the Sandstone Foundation in Los Angeles, Robert Rimmer author of "Thursday My Love", author Daniel Callahan and author-educator Marc Lappé.
Dick Cavett spends 90 minutes with legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock in a 1972 interview. Hitch discusses cinema, his life and career, and explains how he pulled off some "ingenious" special effects in his movies. He also discusses actors, screen violence and how he enjoys watching an audience "dipping their toe in the cold water of fear." Included are clips from his films "Psycho," "The Birds" & "Frenzy".moreless
Host Dick Cavett welcomes guests homeschooling pioneer author-educator John Holt, Dr. Lee Salk, Dr. Haim Ginott and US educator-author Donald Barr with a discussion of children's medical, psychologial and educational needs.
Host Dick Cavett welcomes guests Brooklyn Dodgers team members Pee Wee Reese, Joe Black, Carl Erskine, Clem Labine and author Roger Kahn, whose book "Boys of Summer" recalls the glory days of baseball when the Dodgers were in Brooklyn.
Guest Hosts fill in for Dick for two weeks.
Tonight's guest host is Florence Henderson. Guests are actors James Caan and Cliff Robertson, singer Hattie Winston, film producer Phil D'Antoni and film critic Rex Reed.
Dick interviews legendary actress Bette Davis. The two-time Oscar winner reads a scene (with Dick) from "Dark Victory" (1939) and sings, "They're Either Too Young or Too Old" and "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte". Reflecting on a 43 year career, Miss Davis comments on notables like Errol Flynn ("He thought I was a fool for working so hard") and Greta Garbo ("It's my dying ambition to meet her") and recites her favorite line: "I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair." Also Whitney Stine, author of a recent Davis biography.moreless
Host Dick Cavett devotes the entire program to the subject of police corruption. Michael Francis Armstrong, Chief Investigator fo the Knapp Commission, Patrolman George Gibbons Jr., Inspector William T. Bonacum, Sgt. Harold Melnick and Patrolman Frank Hughes guest.