Dick Cavett On A White Man Replacing Letterman: Arts Aren't A Democracy

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Dick Cavett attends the special screening of 'Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley' at The Apollo Theater on November 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images) | Mike Pont via Getty Images

When Stephen Colbert was announced as David Letterman's replacement, some critics claimed CBS should have chosen a woman or minority to fill the "Late Show" seat. But veteran talk show host Dick Cavett told HuffPost Live that race and gender shouldn't be a factor in the decision.

Watch the video at HuffPost Live