Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters

Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks

Audiobook CD - 2014
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"Dick Cavett is back, sharing his reflections and reminiscences about Hollywood legends, American cultural icons, and the absurdities of everyday life. The legendary talk show host introduces us to the fascinating characters who have crossed his path, from James Gandolfini and John Lennon to Mel Brooks and Nora Ephron, enhancing our appreciation of their talent, their personalities, and their place in the pantheon. We tag along as Cavett spends an afternoon with Stan Laurel at his modest apartment in Los Angeles, spars with Muhammad Ali at his training camp, and comes to know a young Steve Jobs -- who woos him to be Apple's first celebrity pitchman. He also offers piquant commentary on contemporary politics, the indignities of travel, the nature of comedy writing, and the utter improbability of being alive at all. On his talk show, Cavett welcomed the leading figures from film, music, theater, literature, comedy, and politics, and engaged them in conversation that made viewers feel that the discussion was taking place in their own living rooms. Jimmy Fallon, the host of The Tonight Show, has called him "a legend and an inspiration" and has written a foreword that makes clear the debt that today's talk show hosts owe to Dick Cavett. To spend a few minutes, or an hour, or even a whole evening with Dick Cavett is an experience not to be missed, and now there's no reason to deny yourself. Enjoy the conversation! Dick Cavett was the host of The Dick Cavett Show on ABC and PBS. He is the author of the 2010 book 'Talk show: confrontations, pointed commentary, and off-screen secrets' and the coauthor of 'Cavett' and 'Eye on Cavett.' He lives in New York City and Montauk, New York."--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, p2014
Edition: Unabridged
Description: 7 compact discs (8 hrs.) : digital ; 12 cm
ISBN: 9781427244253
Branch Call Number: SWCD 791.45028 Cab

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Jul 09, 2015

I AM OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER DICK CAVETT, A FELLOW NEBRASKAN. DID NOT KNOW HE WAS INTO MAGIC LIKE JOHNNY CARSON. HIS MONOTONE VOICE WAS BORING AT TIMES. TOO MUCH OF HIS OWN PHILOSOPHY. WAS GREAT TO GET THE SCOOP ON FAMOUS PEOPLE. I DON'T RECALL THE JIMMY FALLON FORWARD?????? PLAYED FIRST DISC TWICE, NO FALLON, WHICH I AM NOT A FAN OF FALLON.!!!!!!!!!

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