Programming: Yuk Among the Yaks

Comic Dick Cavett is a menace. That low-key, gracious approach should fool nobody. He is a cool operator who plans to sweep the American housewife off her feet before she has a chance to sweep the floor. Hosting a new 90-minute daily talk show called This Morn ing on ABC, he has plunged into that grey Sargasso Sea of morning game shows and reruns, and already he's making steady, perceptible waves of laugh ter. There is something vaguely immoral about one-liners at 10:30 a.m., but Cavett has no respect. Amid all the...

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