Tomorrow night, 40 years to the day after his resignation, there will be a show on PBS (I believe) rebroadcasting interviews from the Dick Cavett Show from the time of the Watergate kerfuffle.
Dick Cavett had a late night talk show. He was low-key, bookish, and reserved, but a decent comedian. Not in the same league with Johnny Carson, who was his competition in the time slot. Another thing that hurt the Cavett show was the fact that he had interviews with Haldeman, Ehrlichmann, Dean, and other prominent figures, while the Tonight Show had celebrity guests, and was much more light-hearted. For some reason, they wanted to go on TV and talk, and his show allowed them to do so. Didn’t get high ratings at the time, but it promises to be quite educational. I’m looking forward to it.