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Bryan Cranston's Pin: Trumbo Premieres

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bespectacled and mustachioed Bryan Cranston as famed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, submerged in the bath, his work, smokes and whiskey laid out on a tra...

Can Democracy Survive Our Dumbing Down Media and Education System?

John Bredin | Posted 09.14.2015 | Education
John Bredin

Citizens who have been numbed into a narcotized trance by fake infotainment media, a media controlled mostly by corporations whose bottom-lines would be hurt by a critically thinking electorate, are not the kind of citizens capable of preserving our democracy.

The Colbert Report...Card

Ilene Angel | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
Ilene Angel

In the days and weeks leading up to the premiere of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, there was much speculation about who Stephen Colbert actually was, how much of what we'd seen up until now was a made up persona, and which version of whom would be hosting The Late Show.

Authors Night 2015: Cooks, Cookbooks, and Others

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.09.2015 | Books
Regina Weinreich

High profile authors like Nelson DeMille, Dick Cavett and Dr. Ruth Westheimer had stacks of books to sell under the Authors Night tent. Not surprising, the longest line was for author Ed Burns, yes that Ed Burns.

Dick Cavett Discusses Jon Stewart's Legacy On HuffPost Live

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.06.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Hours before Jon Stewart helms his final episode of "The Daily Show," HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps hosted a roundtable discussion on Stewart's...

Montauk Journal: Fishing Town in Flux

Regina Weinreich | Posted 08.06.2015 | New York
Regina Weinreich

A place of transformation, where Memory Motel late-night drinkers spill onto Montauk Highway, oblivious to traffic, and outsized master-of-the-universe houses have replaced beach shacks, Montauk has been much in the news.

Celebrities Share Memorable Live TV Moments at the 'Best of Enemies' Premiere

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.05.2015 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

In 1968, television network ABC was dead last in the ratings. So for the Democratic and Republican national conventions held in August, ABC hired political polar opposites conservative William F. Buckley Jr. and liberal Gore Vidal to provide commentary and debate each other.

Alec Baldwin Shows Up for Summerdocs: William F. Buckley vs. Gore Vidal on Television in Best of Enemies

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The first of three documentaries in the Hamptons International Film Festival's Summerdocs series hosted by Alec Baldwin, Best of Enemies was sure to be a hit with the East Hampton crowd.

Dick Cavett Explains How David Letterman Got Away With Insulting His Guests

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 05.20.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Late-night TV legend Dick Cavett joined HuffPost Live on Wednesday to look back on the legacy of David Letterman and say goodbye to the subversive com...

A Nostalgic Glance Down Memory Lane: Remembering Joe Franklin

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
Randee Mia Berman

Joe Franklin gave many creative thinkers and artists a start, from rocket scientists to rock 'n rollers, from Barbra to Woody. For many, he was not only the King of Nostalgia, but the King of Exposure.

The Distressing Dream About Christmas Day I Keep Having

Phyllis Sues | Posted 02.19.2015 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

Do you remember when you were 5 years old and you thought Christmas only came once in a lifetime, because it took so long to come again? Why did I have to wait so long? Those 364 days were endless. Now decades later, Christmas comes like an avalanche.

Metaxas On Miracles

Mark Joseph | Posted 02.11.2015 | Books
Mark Joseph

Eric Metaxas has had a varied career as a biographer, children's author, humorist, talk show host and the creator of Socrates in the City a salon type program which has featured dozens of thinkers in conversation with Metaxas.

Thanks For the Memories: An Interview with Richard Zoglin on Bob Hope

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.06.2015 | Books
Regina Weinreich

In his long dynamic career, Bob Hope's story resonates as a cultural history of the last decade: a rags-to-riches immigrant, he was a pioneer in vaude...

Larry King Blasts 'Tabloid Fodder' Surrounding Joan Rivers' Death

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Larry King and Dick Cavett are not happy about the coverage surrounding the investigation into the New York City clinic where Joan Rivers had the oper...

Johnny Carson Made Joan Rivers' Career, Then Sent It Crashing Down. What Happened?

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment

The late Joan Rivers' first step to becoming a comedy icon was her hilarious relationship with the great Johnny Carson, who appointed Rivers as his pe...

WATCH LIVE: Larry King And Dick Cavett Remember Joan Rivers

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.05.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The world lost a beloved entertainer and comedian Sept. 4 with the passing of Joan Rivers. Larry King and Dick Cavett join HuffPost Live to share thei...

Dick Cavett Calls Robin Williams Daily News Cover 'Yellow Journalism'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Much of the media focus surrounding Robin Williams' death has been on the explicit and often invasive details of the actor's suicide. Williams' long t...

Hamptons Journal: Anthony Bourdain and 'Masters of Sex' on Authors' Night

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.10.2014 | Books
Regina Weinreich

At Guild Hall, when Florence Fabricant asked CNN's Anthony Bourdain at a recent Q&A, which country was most surprising, he quickly answered Iran. Most Americans have not been there, and I seized a moment of opportunity.

Gottfried's Gotta Podcast

Marc Hershon | Posted 08.06.2014 | Comedy
Marc Hershon

It was just a matter of time, really, before Gilbert Gottfried got into the podcasting game. We couldn't expect him to keep that trademark cackling laugh restricted to the odd roast or obscure gig forever, could we?

Talk Show Legend: Stephen Colbert Is 'Limited' By His Current Show

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Talk show icon Dick Cavett joins HuffPost Live to weigh in on how Stephen Colbert will perform as David Letterman's "Late Show" replacement....

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

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

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...

Mickey Rooney, Up Close and Personal

Charlie Carillo | Posted 06.08.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

He was being Mickey Rooney, the only thing he'd ever known. And he was still out there, swinging for the fences.

First Nighter: Check Out 'Hellman v. McCarthy,' 'Red Velvet,' 'Heathers'

David Finkle | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

On January 20, 1980 Mary McCarthy, never known to mince words in print or in person, was asked on Dick Cavett's PBS talk show whom she considered overrated writers. After a moment's thought, Lillian Hellman came to her mind.

Uma Thurman Reads from Moby Dick and Salman Rushdie Wins a Prize at House of Speakeasy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Good news: the written word thrives downtown. The brainchild of Doctor Amanda Foreman, the author of historical works like Georgiana: Duchess of Devon...

WATCH: The Worst Thing To Say To Someone Who's Depressed

Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Legendary TV host Dick Cavett and actor, comedian and writer Stephen Fry spoke openly about their battles with depression during a recent segment on H...