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The Resource Talk show : confrontations, pointed commentary, and off-screen secrets, Dick Cavett

Talk show : confrontations, pointed commentary, and off-screen secrets, Dick Cavett

Label
Talk show : confrontations, pointed commentary, and off-screen secrets
Title
Talk show
Title remainder
confrontations, pointed commentary, and off-screen secrets
Statement of responsibility
Dick Cavett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For years, Dick Cavett played host to the nation's most famous personalities on his late-night talk show. In this humorous and evocative book, we get to hear Cavett's best tales, as he recounts great moments with the legendary entertainers who crossed his path and offers his own trenchant commentary on contemporary American culture and politics. Pull up a chair and listen to Cavett's stories about one-upping Bette Davis, testifying on behalf of John Lennon, confronting Richard Nixon, scheming with John Updike, befriending William F. Buckley, and palling around with Groucho Marx. Sprinkled in are tales of his childhood in Nebraska in the 1940s and 1950s, where he honed his sense of comic timing and his love of magic. Cavett is also a wry cultural observer, looking at America today and pointing out the foibles that we so often fail to notice about ourselves. And don't even get him started on politicians. A generation of Americans ended their evenings in Dick Cavett's company; Talk Show is a way to welcome him back
Member of
Tone
Biography type
individual biography
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371288
Cataloging source
DLC
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New York times
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Cavett, Dick
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/8092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.C38
LC item number
A35 2010
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cavett, Dick
  • Entertainers
  • Television talk shows
  • Television personalities
Target audience
adult
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confrontations, pointed commentary, and off-screen secrets
Label
Talk show : confrontations, pointed commentary, and off-screen secrets, Dick Cavett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "The essays in this book originally apeared, in slightly different form, on the web site of the New York times."-- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 279 pages
Isbn
9780805091953
Lccn
2010014289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 567188448
  • (OCoLC)567188448
Label
Talk show : confrontations, pointed commentary, and off-screen secrets, Dick Cavett
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • "The essays in this book originally apeared, in slightly different form, on the web site of the New York times."-- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 279 pages
Isbn
9780805091953
Lccn
2010014289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 567188448
  • (OCoLC)567188448

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