Television: It Isn't As Easy As It Looks

To discover firsthand what it must feel like to be Dick Cavett, TIME arranged a turnabout show before an audience that had gathered to watch one of his regular programs. This time Cavett himself was the sole guest. His host was Correspondent Jesse Birnbaum, who has since become insufferably stagestruck. His report:

WHAT we in show business learn first is to READ THAT CONTRACT! The contract said, for example, that I ("hereinafter called Performer") must permit the producer to use my biography, likeness, name and sobriquet for...

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