09/05/2013 12:10 pm ET Updated Sep 05, 2013

Dick Cavett Reacts To David Frost's Death: 'Why Is It Never Dick Cheney?' (VIDEO)

When legendary talk show host Dick Cavett stopped by the HuffPost Live studio to discuss his five-decade career, host Josh Zepps asked him about the passing of another beloved broadcaster, David Frost.

Frost died Aug. 31 while aboard the cruise ship the Queen Elizabeth, where he was scheduled to give a speech. His career was littered with acclaimed interviews, most notably with former President Richard Nixon, which was dramatized in the 2008 film "Frost/Nixon."

When Frost's death came up, Cavett offered a zinger directed at someone he would have preferred be in Frost's place.

"Why is it never Dick Cheney?" Cavett said.

Catch the full interview with Dick Cavett at HuffPost Live HERE.


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