LQ Podcast

#54 Dick Cavett

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lewis Lapham and Dick Cavett talk about Cavett’s life and television career, the lessons in humor they learned from Mark Twain and Groucho Marx, and that time they both tried out for a musical adaptation of The Great Gatsby while attending Yale in the 1950s. Listen to find out who got the part.

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