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'Dick Cavett's Watergate' a showcase of TV host's tenacity
'Dick Cavett's Watergate' a showcase of TV host's tenacity

Dick Cavett is not the first name that pops to mind when contemplating the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation, but it does have the attraction of providing a completely new angle on a familiar if still-fascinating story. And as "Dick Cavett's Watergate" makes clear, a legitimate one. The popular talk show host was an early and avid disseminator of the reporting that led to Nixon's fall, interviewing an amazing assortment of government officials and pundits (oh, Gore Vidal, do tell us more about everything) pretty much from the moment the break-in was reported. Along the way, Cavett earned the honor of Nixon's personal vitriol (26 mentions on...

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