The Dick Cavett Show explores Comedy and News on DVD

Too many of Talkshows today aren’t really about talking. They’re about plugging the the guests latest project and creating a viral video that will get the show plugged on the internet. Dick Cavett wanted to the viewers to get a sense of his guest and let them talk about more than their one funny story about making the film. Now many of his episodes from over the years are coming out on DVD in December and January. The sets focus on both great minds in both comedy and journalism. Here’s the press release from SMORE Entertainment:

THE DICK CAVETT SHOW
Coming to DVD from SMORE Entertainment

AND THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (12/18)

INSIDE THE MINDS OF: VOL. 1 (12/18)

INSIDE THE MINDS OF: VOL. 2 (1/22)

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Since 1968 Dick Cavett has been host of his own talk show, in a variety of formats and on a number of television and radio formats.

AND THAT’S THE WAY IT IS (12/18)

These releases were taken from episodes that aired between 1968 through 1996 and feature some of the best known news reporters of the era including Cronkite, Rather, Brokaw, Walters, Wallace and Sawyer. He has also gathered 7 Emmy nominations and 2 wins. News-people appearing include: Walter Leland Cronkite (November 4, 1916 – July 27, 2009: Cavett conducted two one-on-one conversations with Cronkite, October 16, 1974 and the other on March 11, 1982. Thomas John Brokaw (February 6, 1940) : Cavett and Brokaw chatted face to face on May 29, 1989 Daniel Irvin Rather (October 31, 1931): Rather and Cavett conducted their interview October 26, 1991 Myron Leon “Mike” Wallace (May 9, 1918 – April 7, 2012) : Mike Wallace was a participant on a Cavett panel that included Robert Klein, Joan Gans Johnson and Nicholas Johnson on June 30, 1970. Barbara Jill Walters (September 25, 1929): Walters was on a panel with Gig Young, Melvyn Douglas and fellow newscaster, Frank Reynolds, on October 15, 1970 Lila Diane Sawyer (December 22, 1945) : On November 18, 1985, Sawyer appeared on a panel with 60 Minutes producer Don Hewitt, Morley Safer and oddly, Teddy Ruxpin and Don Kingsborough (the man who introduced the Teddy Ruxpin toy).


INSIDE THE MINDS OF: VOL. 1 (12/18)

These releases were taken from episodes that aired between 1968 through 1996 and feature some of the wittiest, edgy comics of the era including Robin Williams, Bobcat Goldthwait, Richard Lewis and Gilbert Gottfried. He has also gathered 7 Emmy nominations and 2 wins. Comedians appearing are: Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014): Cavett conducted a two part interview with Williams on April 17, 1979, prior to the release of Popeye but at the height of his fame as Mork. Robert Francis “Bobcat” Goldthwait (May 26, 1962) Dick and Bobcat sat down and chatted, face to face, on March 13, 1992 shortly before his 1993 gig as opening act for Nirvana’s final North American tour. Richard Philip Lewis (June 29, 1947) : Richard Lewis sat down with Cavett on September 13, 1990, during his stint starring on Anything But Love. Gilbert Jeremy Gottfried (February 28, 1955) : On August 6, 1990, while still appearing on SNL and in the midst of the release of 2 films and other television work, Cavett and Gottfried had their one on one interview.

INSIDE THE MINDS OF: VOL. 2 (1/22)

These episodes were taken from shows that aired between 1990 through 1995 and feature some of the insightful, thought provoking and satirical brilliance of George Carlin, Martin Mull and Steve Martin. Cavett has also gathered 7 Emmy nominations and 2 wins. Comedians appearing are: George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) one of the most influential and revered comedians of his era. Lauded by Rolling Stone as second on their 50 best stand-up comics of all time. While Carlin appeared 5 times on The Dick Cavett Show, 3 were as a part of panels and we’ve chosen to use the two ‘one-on-one’ shows he did with Cavett on June 5, 1990 and December 1, 1992. Martin Eugene Mull (August 18, 1943) is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and artist but got his start in show business in 1970 after writing “A Girl Named Johnny Cash” for country star Jane Morgan. If you remember Garth and Barth Gimble, then you remember Mull’s first major acting role. He started as Garth Gimble on “Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman” (produced by Norman Lear) which led to the spin off, “Fernwood Tonight”, where he played Garth’s identical twin Barth, with sidekick Jerry Hubbard (Fred Willard). Mull sat down with Cavett on June 4, 1995 during the time he was appearing on “Roseanne” and just before starting work on “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Stephen Glenn Martin (August 14, 1945) is a multi-talented individual, excelling at comedy, acting, producer, musician (piano and banjo, winning two Grammys for his prowess on the banjo) and playwright. Not a joke teller, per se, Martin’s act was more absurdist and off beat…(who can forget the arrow through the head routine? Or ‘excuse me’?) Steve Martin appeared just this one time on Cavett on December 17, 1992, after completion of 3 films in 1991 and 2 more in 1992.

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