I’ve always liked Dick Cavett and remember his show from my childhood, though it wasn’t a regular in my parents’ late-night TV rotation.
Thanks again to the magic that is YouTube, I can watch clips from his show, including this one with former major league pitcher (and fellow Western Michigan Bronco) Jim Bouton. It aired June 18, 1970.
If you’re looking for something heavier, here’s the episode that aired after Robert Kennedy was assassinated.
Both episodes, and how Cavett navigated them, show why he was — and still is — an underappreciated TV legend.