Dick Cavett Talks About George Harrison And The Worst Interview He Did
The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR / Youtube
When it comes to talk-show hosts, there is one who comes to mind that exemplified the “thinking man” who manages to keep the spirits up, even though someone might’ve to ruin it. Dick Cavett became that man himself when he was a talk show host and interviewed almost every celebrity before in his nightly program, The Dick Cavett Show.
Back in 2016, when Cavett was a guest in The Greene Space at WNYC & WQXR, a few things were discussed. Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis, who were the hosts during this time, asked Cavett about the memorable moments of his career, specifically about the lawsuit he had encountered, and his portrayal of himself inside a play entitled: “Hellman v. McCarthy”. Cavett was excited to do the play and was also thrilled that he was chosen to play himself.
Moreover, as the talk progressed, the hosts opened up about the struggles of being a talk-show host. With this thought, they showed Cavett a clip of George Harrison sarcastically answering Cavett’s questions. “Nightmare”, replied one of the show’s hosts. But Cavett defended Harrison by saying that sometimes guests need to warm up first before they indulge in the personal questions. Carson, later on, said that the interview “got better, and better, and better” since Harrison was more free and comfortable enough to answer him.
When asked if there was a guest on the show that he was looking forward to meeting, but then it didn’t end nicely, Cavett mentioned “Spiro Agnew”, claiming that he was “the dullest guest ever”.
Watch the interview here.