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'Dick Cavett Show' Audience Member Recalls the Day a Guest Died

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 25th 2010 10:10AM
Dick Cavett'The Dick Cavett Show' has long been a talk show of legend. It not only broke the traditional late night mold of jokey sketches and characters, but it also birthed a long list of interesting and historic television moments from the famous "Woodstock" show to his public support of John Lennon as he faced deportation that scored him a special mention on the Richard Nixon tapes.

One of the most infamous moments resurfaced on television when Cavett made a guest appearance on Jimmy Fallon's 'Late Night'. Cavett recalled one episode that the public never got to see because a guest, Dr. James Rodale, actually died on tape.

The episode has never seen the light of day even though the tape still reportedly exists in the network's vault, but Kathy Starcher of Bridgeport, Conn. sat in the audience for that show and recalled what it was like to watch a TV moment that only a few people have ever seen. Read our interview with Mrs. Starcher after the jump about her fleeting foray into TV history.

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Dick Cavett: 'A Guest Dropped Dead on My Show' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 11th 2010 5:20AM
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: Dick Cavett had a guest die on his showOh these wimpy late night hosts these days. They'll whine about the dumbest things. Contracts schmontracts. But have they ever had a guest DIE on their show?

Dick Cavett stopped by 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' (weeknights, 12:35AM ET on NBC) to talk about the experience. Not only that, but the guy was a health expert! Talk about boring a guy to death. (Hey, Cavett's words – sort of - not ours.)

Watch the video after the jump.

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10 TV Talk Shows We Wish Hadn't Bit the Dust

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Jan 23rd 2010 10:00AM
And another one bites the dust.

Tyra Banks had long been contemplating ways to forge an Oprah-style media empire well before the debut of her eponymous talk show in 2005. Setting aside her guest shots on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' in the 1990s, Banks decided to establish her TV-Q as a host by successfully launching 'America's Next Top Model' in 2003. That gave her the clout to fashion 'The Tyra Banks Show' -- which she segued to just three months after leaving the runway -- into something that was part tabloid, part tasteful.

Now that Banks has announced she's ending her talk show this season -- she'll be focusing on her production company, Bankable Studios, among other projects -- we formally add 'The Tyra Banks Show' to the pantheon of great talk shows we wish hadn't bit the dust.

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Emmy-Winning Writer David Lloyd Dead at 75

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Nov 13th 2009 1:45PM
The Mary Tyler Moore ShowEmmy-winning writer David Lloyd has died.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Lloyd lost his battle with prostate cancer on Tuesday at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 75.

Best known for writing the 'Chuckles Bites the Dust' episode of the 'Mary Tyler Moore Show,' on our list of the best '70s TV shows, Lloyd also penned for 'The Tonight Show' and 'The Dick Cavett Show' in the '60s. He went on to write for a number of classic comedies, including 'Rhoda,' 'Taxi,' 'Cheers,' 'The Bob Newhart Show,' 'Wings' and 'Frasier,' for which he won his third Emmy.

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