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Dick Cavett

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Monday, February 27, 2012

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(Barbara Friedman)

Dick Cavett shares some of his memories with Alec: meeting Orson Welles in the lobby of the Plaza; talking with Marlon Brando by phone—““I was told he would [call] at a certain time and we talked with the sun about 15 degrees above the horizon until well after the moon had risen;” and interviewing Laurence Olivier in the Wyndham Hotel when, Cavett says, he was feeling so depressed “I just want[ed] to go home and get under the rug.” Dick Cavett is the master of talk, a television legend; in this conversation, he shows Alec why his career has spanned nearly five decades.

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Hosted by:

Alec Baldwin

Produced by:

Emily Botein and Kathie Russo

Comments [81]

Robert Klassen

I am really enjoying listening to Here's the Thing. Alec is engaging and light and engages in interesting and engaging conversations. Look forward to more.

Nov. 16 2013 09:36 PM
kym from way down yonder on the Indian Nation

That was the most dead-on Brando impersonation I've ever heard. eerie.

Sep. 14 2013 12:17 AM
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May. 17 2013 05:15 PM
Martha Magee from NYC

Too short!!

( not you, Dick..)

Bravo!
Well done.

More! More!!

Nov. 20 2012 10:15 PM
Martha Magee from NYC

" I was like, Oh my God "

~ BILLY COLLINS

Nov. 20 2012 07:36 PM
Morgan from Los Angeles

You should come back to Dick Cavett for another show - with a theme - lots to mine here - deeper discussions about Groucho Marx, Mel Brooks, comics he has known. Have him pick a topic.

Oct. 11 2012 03:49 PM

Absolutely Awe....I agree with another comment. Have him back every month! Love this podcast....heard about in on Wait Wait...which was also fun! Subscribed!

Jul. 20 2012 12:52 PM
Stefanie Pont from Norwalk CT

Oh, the lovely Dick Cavett. And the lovely Alec Baldwin. I'm sad that complete sentences, measured intelligent thought and the complete lack of the word awesome would make me so happy. I suppose its the rarity. Thank you - job well done.

Jul. 20 2012 12:04 PM
Todd McClintock from Los Angeles

I could have listened to 2 hours of this. What a great show! Thank you!

Jul. 18 2012 05:22 PM
susie m from slc, utah

Thank you for this interview. This conversation reminded me of the fact that I quit taking piano lessons at the age of eight because my teacher had an uncanny resemblance to Dick Cavett. I somehow imagined that I could never reach the level of Mr. Cavett's sense of wit and humor with my piano playing if I were to continue taking lessons with him. Now at the age of 52, I've fortunately managed to find a 90 year old teacher to teach me accordion and piano lessons, and as luck would have it, he is just as charming and witty as Mr. Cavett.
I've enjoyed all of your interviews, look out Teri Gross.

Jul. 04 2012 12:10 PM
Jim Lafave from Genoa, NV

A friend just helped me discover this podcast and I think Alec er, I mean Alex is doing a fabulous job here! So far, I have listened to the Chris Rock interview, David Letterman and Dick Cavett. My wife and I watch Letterman regularly and it was great to spend an hour listening to Alec chat with Dave. Not something that Dave does very often but, I think Alec needs to get him back in for part two!

Dick Cavett was particularly interesting to me. Although I am too young to have watched his show growing up I had a few brief encounters with him and Carrie Nye when they would head out to my home town growing up (Williamstown, MA) for the Williams College Theater Festival. As a young guy working at my dad's service station on the end of Spring Street in the small rural western town of Williamstown, Mr Cavett would stop into the garage for gas, work on his car, etc.

One time I recall vividly was a friday night when Mr. Cavett had driven into town, pulled up to the front of our station and got out looking disheveled ... one white shirttail hanging out, his hair all a mess, black car grit on his arms and face. He proceeded to walk around to the back of his car, open the trunk and as I walk over to him to see what was the trouble, he looks up holding a flat tire up in his arms and states with that distinctive Dick Cavett deep voice, "Oh, hi sonny, is your dad Artie inside?". And as I start to respond he was busy that he would be out in a minute ... Mr. Cavett, clearly struggling to hold this tire and rim in his arms drops the tire and rim on the ground next to us and, with clear frustration from having to change a flat tire on his trip up from Long Island, states ... "Tell your dad I need a new f*#king tire and I'll be around tomorrow to get this all squared away, thanks", gets back in his car and drives away.

As anyone who has been on a road trip and experienced a flat tire knows ... it's incredibly frustrating and you what he had been through so, it continues to be comical (for me) and just a classic moment I will remember forever!

-Jim-

Jun. 29 2012 02:40 PM

great interview.

May. 28 2012 05:06 AM
george glanzman from Seattle

Wonderful interview in a lineup of fascinating people in this program. You come across as old friends and I enjoy this work as much as your comedy and movie work. (Also thank you for your postings on the Huffpo)

May. 10 2012 02:03 AM
Fred Herrman from Burbank, CA

I really enjoyed your interview with Dick Cavett. He mentioned Mel Brooks during the interview, which got me to thinking that I would like to hear you interview both Mel Brooks and Woody Allen.

May. 07 2012 06:16 PM
Catherine Geier

Just listened to several podcasts while working (boring accounting, but I TRY to make it interesting)and it's the most productive I've been all week. Your show is great, keep up the good work. I wish my Dad were still alive to listen to your show, he'd dig it. If it's OK with Dick Cavett I'm gonna say "you rock"!

Apr. 20 2012 11:41 AM
Claire from Baltimore

Fantastic interviews! I love Here's The Thing. Alec, I would love to sit next to you on Thanksgiving!Your interviewing skills are exactly what I loved about Dick Cavett. I loved hearing from him and Erica Jong and her daughter. The mother/daughter dynamic about the issues of the 60's & 70's made me think of my owm relationship with my mom.Please keep doing Here's The Thing!

Apr. 14 2012 04:43 PM
mitch weaver from eastchester ny

Well Alec, I'm hooked. It's a relief to hear an interview done by a member of the club. You know what your subjects are about, just like Mark Maron's WTF. Keep 'em coming.

Apr. 05 2012 08:32 PM

This is the first Here's the thing podcast that I have listened to and was very pleased. I will be listening to all at the gym....makes working out at lot of fun....thanks

Apr. 03 2012 04:21 PM
Jason Waters from Sacramento, CA

Loved this interview in particular. I was too young to watch the show when it was on the air, but I still recognize Dick Cavett's special ability to put his guests at ease. And Alec once again managed to ask all the questions I'd want to ask, at the same time answering questions about himself that I have.

Mar. 31 2012 04:11 PM
Suzy from Zagreb

Amazing!

Mar. 30 2012 07:42 AM
Joanna

What a delightful interview. Great job! Can't wail to listen to more...but not tonight!

Mar. 28 2012 09:00 PM
Annie Lawver from New York City

Wow! Yes, your interview with Cavett was superb. I loved how each of you shared personal observations throughout the interview. The ease with which you both conversed makes listening a joy.

Keep interviewing! You're wonderful!

Mar. 25 2012 07:23 PM
Steve Kelly from The Great State of Maine

This is excellent radio. Mr. Baldwin is pitch perfect each time and his rapport with the guests is nothing short of brilliant. I eagerly anticipate each new show.

Mar. 23 2012 09:07 PM
Greetings from Israel

Even if awesome was allowed, I would not have used it. Thank you for a wonderful show. It moved from being just a nice show to sheer joy and a must. Unfortunately, I can't watch James Lipton on regular basis, but I have your podcast. Radio is far more better than any 30 Rock. Thanks, Mr. Baldwin.

Mar. 22 2012 04:08 AM
John Allen from Temecula ca

I just wanted to take a moment and tell you how much I loved this guest. Mr. Cavett is someone that I stop and take notice of. I am 44 now, and was not old enough to remember his talk show, but the HBO series "Remember when" was one of my favorites. Just hearing his voice reminds me of what a wonderful person he is and what care he takes in our language. Thank you so much for interviewing such a wonderful and intellegent man. Keep it up. Mr. Baldwin has a nice easy going interviewing style. I would not change a thing.

Mar. 20 2012 09:37 AM
Peter F. from Seattle, Washington

I just listened to an interview with Dick Cavett, my first in this new series featuring Alec Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin's reference to his new podcasts on the Letterman show led to a very easy iTunes download. Mr. Cavett's comment on the interview was perfect: WOW. It was a classic show business achievement - it left the listener wanting more. Both Mr. Baldwin and Mr. Cavett know how to interview so well that there is no perception of anything but conversation, and it is like listening to two old friends. I wish that Mr. Cavett had spoken more about his late wife, Carrie Nye, a talented and dedicated actress whose film career was far too skimpy. And he did not mention his house on Long Island burning down, and his subsequent rebuilding of the structure. Mr. Baldwin, please keep this in mind when you interview him again!

Mar. 20 2012 12:55 AM
Derek

I think you could just interview Dick Cavett once a month. I could listen to him talk all day. Love the podcast I am definitely going to be subscriber.

Mar. 19 2012 08:40 PM
Patricia R. from Cedar Park, TX

I have listened to all your podcasts so far, and I have enjoyed all of them. Your range of guests has been both intriguing and entertaining and in most cases, I've thought, "that's it?" when the podcast was over because I wanted to hear more. You definitely have a subscriber.

However, could you please put a little more effort into the into's and outro's? I can tell whenever Mr. Baldwin is reading off a script because it is noticeably flat and there is no flow. It's jolting to hear because his speaking voice is so remarkably smooth and he seems to be so well prepared and informed for the interviews.

Mar. 19 2012 04:04 PM

Alec:

You exceeded all of my expectations in your interview with Dick Cavett.

I remember seeing The Dick Cavett Show periodically in my youth, but I didn't have the appreciation for him until just around the time that the show left the air (I think it was cancelled? Like Bill Mahr [ABC] and The Smothers Brothers [CBC]?). I wasn't old enough (or educated or sophisticated enough) to really appreciate what you, Dick, were doing.

I had read a piece about Mr. Cavett — New York Times or The New Yorker — about, I believe, the disappearing older beach homes which surrounded his and the experience rebuilding his own home. Mr. Cavett's charm, wit, and intelligence remains quite intact — evident in both that piece and in this interview. Alec, you complimented his qualities with your own in this interview.

I was especially taken with the discussion about depression and needing to (and, indeed, finding some solace in) work. I'm a musician and performer who has experienced the same thing, and it was good for me to know that other good, intelligent people (yeah, ok — and famous [I'm not that... [un?]fortunately) have worked through depression and have fine professionals to care for them.

That's The Thing I take away from this discussion between two friends.

Thanks for letting us in and sharing your real lives.

(By the way, I make good ice tea, too. It must be an Irish or British Empire thing — learned to brew it well from my Canadian mother and from the Kate Aiken cookbook.)

Mar. 18 2012 08:42 PM
Janine Blaeloch from Seattle

I love this podcast. I snapped it up at the beginning, having experienced the delight of Alec Baldwin on radio both as guest host on Studio 360 and through his hilarious pledge segments for NPR. Alec, you really do take conversation in unexpected directions. The Cavett thing was unbelievable--especially loved your dueling impressions of Brando; Stephen Daldry, where you each decide you want to work for the other--wow! This is REAL conversation. Ed Rollins--it is all so good. Your nimble mind, intelligence, and creativity make this such a different kind of interview show--thank you for doing it. It is a real pleasure.

Mar. 13 2012 09:58 PM
Joel from Nyack, NY

Not an easy thing to do, interviewing the master interviewer, but you did a masterful job. I watched many of the Cavett shows and always thought that they were the best "interview" shows on tv. I have listened to most of your podcasts and I must say that you are our 21st century DC.

Mar. 13 2012 04:17 PM
lfordine

the player used for this is not the same as the lopate show--I can't get to play...or save it to my usb flash drive..i usually download at work and listen later at home. Could you please use same player as lopate. Really to hear this show. Larry

Mar. 12 2012 03:38 PM
bethwayne

Alec, I love your podcasts. Keep it up. You pick the most interesting people to interview. It has helped increase my running pace!

Mar. 12 2012 10:08 AM
Michael from L.A. from Los Angeles, CA

Alec, your podcasts are a treat. Keep them coming. Clearly, you've got a knack for interviewing.

I don't mind your throwing in stuff about your life once in a while. You're insights are as fascinating as those of your guests, to me.
Keep following your instincts, I'll keep listening.

Mar. 11 2012 06:03 PM
Alan from Burbank

You succeeded in getting new observations and new incidents from someone as well known and prone to fall back on old stories as Mr. Cavett. Much appreciated.

Mar. 11 2012 03:48 AM
Becki Jolly from Atlanta, GA

I was very excited to hear that Alec Baldwin was going to be doing a podcast. He has always been one of my favorite actors and I have enjoyed reading his opinions on Huffington Post. He is such a versatile talent and I'm glad to see that he is exploring another platform. I listened to the show with Dick Cavett last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. Being able to hear the ice tinkling against the glasses gave an authentic feel to the program. I can't wait to listen to all of them and look forward to more in the future. Thanks Alec!

Mar. 10 2012 09:39 AM
Eileen from Budd Lake, NJ

Alec, I love "Here's the Thing". I really enjoyed this pod cast with Dick Cavett. You should have a part two, three and four with him. He is our eyewitness to the late 60's when our culture was finally leaving the 50's behind. Dick Cavett interviewed the people involved with the changes that were taking place. I wish Here's the Thing was on every week. Thank you.

Mar. 08 2012 04:27 PM
Sadie from San Francisco

I am so appreciative of your addition to podcast world. I like how you move away from the microphone when you laugh. Its classy. In this show I took away from it the resolution to never say Awesome again. thank you.

Mar. 08 2012 01:10 PM
elaine in the wdlnds from the wdlands, tx

Well Alec Baldwin...you have managed to delight me one more time on one more level. I just finished listening to the interview with Cavett and I must say, Exceptional. Liked the informal setting. It felt like I was with you sitting right there in front of him....such an interesting man. Watched his show all the time with my father and have even Netflixed his DVDs that are avialable. Might I say...both of you gentlemen are looking better than ever!....Alec, could it be the yoga? Been practicing myself since the 70's. So, on to the next interview...downloaded from iTunes. Was so happy to hear about this show...found out about it on Wait, Wait. Have been listening to NPR, Bob Edwards, Fresh Air, This American Life, etc. and now this great show with more interesting info on people I know and people I want to know. Thank you so much.

Mar. 08 2012 11:55 AM
Leslie Selkirk from Halfmoon,NY

Dick Cavett was correct "wow". First time I have heard the podcast but will not be the last. I use to watch Dick on his shows and many times on the Tonight show. Always loved his calm easy intelligent interviews. You seem that way also and your Brando was right on. I am looking forward to many more. In honor of Dick Cavett I will not say "awesome ", but it was . Long live "Here's the Thing".

Mar. 07 2012 08:42 PM
Robert w/ pine sap under my fingernails from very nice Townsend, MA

That "lout" that starred in Zabrisky Point was Mark Frechette. He had no previous acting experience and was discovered in Boston by Antonioni's assistant, having a violent shouting match at a Charles Street bus-stop.

In August, 1973, he and two other members of the Mel Lyman commune in Roxbury attempted to rob the New England Merchant's Bank. Frechette was arrested and sentenced to prison. He died September 27, 1975 under highly suspicious circumstances during an apparent weightlifting accident when a 150-pound bar fell on his neck, choking him to death.

Poor Dick, being forced to converse with this minor Boston hoodlum.

Mar. 07 2012 07:25 PM
KiminSedona from Sedona AZ

So glad to enjoy this great show Alec- your intelligence, humor and capacity to connect & create a compelling, interesting and informative platform... Ok, Peter Sagal is threatened, but he'll survive..Ha!
Thank you for your passionate presence on Public Radio... YES!!!!

Mar. 07 2012 06:42 PM

Apropos Mr. Cavett's justifiable laceration of the use of those nauseatingly ever-present "A" words, repeated countless times by American morons from coast to illiterate coast, ladies and gentlemen, I give you this:

http://vimeo.com/8159811

Remarkable! Top-drawer! Fantasmo!

Mar. 07 2012 04:45 PM
Plikuhy from Colorado

Thanks for making my commute much better! I love this podcast!

Mar. 06 2012 11:19 PM
Rob from Mass. from Hamilton, MA

I have been enjoying the podcasts. There have been many interesting guests; the interview about sex trafficking was disturbing, but gripping.

One bit of constructive criticism: I find that Alec sometimes adds a lot of personal commentary, instead of eliciting information from the guest.

I give this podcast a B, but it could be an A.

Mar. 06 2012 06:57 PM
ScottieM from Eugene,OR

Absolutely love the podcast! keep it up!

Mar. 06 2012 06:53 PM
Ryan Kmieciak from Farmington, MI

Alec, I greatly enjoyed every episode, keep it! I especially enjoy the conversations with non-entertainment guests! Thanks!

Mar. 06 2012 02:46 PM
Cleptop from Germany

Alec. This is conversation at its best. I love to see this series contnuing. I realized this existed through listening to 'Wait, Wait dont tell me' If I may, I will use these as examples in class for podcast production and interview technique.
Thank you so much!

Mar. 06 2012 04:39 AM
Dan

This is a whirlwind of fun, an intergenerational romp and intellectual be-bop with a soupcon of locker room towel-snapping. Cavett was always a thinker, and AB is perhaps the best man to take up the mantle.

Mar. 06 2012 12:17 AM
NYCHOPE

I'm old enough to remember watching some of Dick's interviews when I was a little girl....Alec, wonderful job with this interview..you have a real knack for this...I felt as though I was sitting with you both, sipping iced tea!

Mar. 05 2012 04:08 PM
Yvan from Montreal Canada

Outstanding. Could have used another hour. Baldwin's Brando is as measured and pleasing as is his interviewing style.

Mar. 05 2012 09:16 AM
Simon Hampson from Australia

Alec,

I loved the episode! (I won't say it was 'awesome' or 'amazing'!)

Your 'Here's The Thing' interviews are entertaining and insightful but also wonderfully edited. They capture the moment perfectly.

Regards from Australia,

Simon

Mar. 04 2012 11:43 PM

Your talents seem limitless Mr. Baldwin.

I was thinking the other day that in terms of output, getting up in the morning and going to work, you and Shatner share the top of the heap.

I listened to Wait Wait on my bikeride yesterday, and your Cavett and Lorne shows on my bikeride today. Thank you sir, I travelled 6 miles more today than yesterday.

I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered how good Shatner's interview show was, and while your awesomeness is not a suprise, it is equally amazing.

I imagine you both owe a gratitude to Dick Cavett.

Mar. 04 2012 03:15 PM
barent

@ p de simone from NYC-what planet are you on? do you want the standard boring Q&A session? this is a much more realistic interview,with the flow of a conversation. he does let people talk. open your mind[and ears] a bit...!

Mar. 04 2012 01:14 PM
DrBOP from Kingston, ON, Canuckistan

Ok, that's it......just a bit TOO much fun you're having there Mistah Baldwin....almost (having dug into the archive) TOO MUCH WONDERFULLNESS!
I want to hear you get down and dirty with Rush, or Frum, or SOMEBODY where the interview ends in a SCREAMING match as the microphone hits the floor with sounds of punches being thrown....MUCH better for the ratings I'd say! :+)))
Seriously dude, just wanted to say best thing on the waves right now.....and get the tech peeps to feauture the fact that you have a newsletter available right up front on home page. Keep on chooglin'!

Mar. 04 2012 12:55 PM
Izzy from Kansas City, MO

Dang it! I didn't wanna like your podcast, but it was very good. It was so good because you were enjoying yourself, which is the secret to success: do what you love.

I subscribed. I wish you much success. Enjoy!

Mar. 04 2012 12:13 AM
Suzan Ambs from Kissimmee, Florida

Great interviews, all. Except Kardashian...blerg! Please try to get Tom Hanks, I think Alec Baldwin interviewing Tom Hanks would be a match made in radio heaven. BTW hold David Letterman to his promise!!

Mar. 03 2012 09:50 PM
p de simone from nyc

alec baldwin is an awful interviewer! Let him talk, Alec!!!!!!!!!!

Mar. 03 2012 09:35 PM
M Bloomburger from NC

Ad Jackie D would say, "that was categorically awesome"

Mar. 03 2012 07:16 PM
Michel

I heard you on Wait, Wait and was thrilled to hear that you are doing this show and that my first one would be Dick Cavett- the most awesomeful person from my youth. Great pick and interview.

Mar. 03 2012 05:26 PM
Richard Parks from Tucson

AWEsome interview. It's always a treat to turn the tables on the interviewer and find out what makes him tick.
Over the years the I wonder ifs build up and the imagination fills in the voids. So it's swell to get an insight into the dynamics of those great timeless interviews. In time Mr. Baldwin's dance with the stars will also be valued....
Oh yes I remember back then we had those podcasts....

Mar. 03 2012 03:12 PM
marie kleinfeld from Phoenix, AZ

Ah, Alec... I am so enamored of your voice that I would blissfully listen to you read the phone directory. Fortunately for me that you are now doing these podcasts so I can enjoy my ear candy and be informed at the same time! The Cavett interview was wonderful, albeit too short... I look forward to hearing all the rest of your podcasts..

Mar. 03 2012 02:54 PM
Jason Wessels from St Louis MO

Here's the thing....your show is great, but each and every interview (with the exception of the sex trafficking dude) was like 30 minutes too short. I woul love to hear unedited or at least longer versions of the interviews. You always leave me wanting more, but not in that great way.
Love the show. Will be a loyal listener as long as it lasts.

Mar. 02 2012 06:23 PM
Deborah from NY

On the show:

What's her name Kardashian - Ugh. Why, Alec?
Dick Cavett - Wow. Yes, Alec.

Mar. 02 2012 11:26 AM
Dale from Durham, North Carolina

I loved the Cavett interview and am now going to start watching his old shows (wherever I can find them). I especially enjoyed the stories about Brando. And I'm looking forward to tracking down the Lawrence Olivier interview you were talking about. Thank you for creating "Here's the Thing." The conversations you create are engaging and fun, and I find myself eagerly anticipating your next podcast. Keep up the *AWESOME* work.

Mar. 02 2012 10:12 AM
Mark from S. Fla.

Hi Alec:

Really wonderful interview with Dick Cavett. I was too young to have seen his show, and recently stumbled across is interview of Bowie, which reminds me of your observation of Mr. Cavett's ability to "book the brightest and often the most reclusive celberties of that time" is so accurate. Your interview reminds me how important it is to review of his interviews. Additionally, perhaps just having friends from your neck of the woods allows me to enjoy the home-spun feel you bring to your interviews. Keep up the excellent work!

Mar. 01 2012 03:03 PM
Eric Winick from Windsor Terrace

Here's a thought: how about Alec interviews himself imitating Marlon Brando. Now there's a show!

Mar. 01 2012 08:42 AM
Ron from New York

One of the best Cavett interviews I've ever heard - and I've heard plenty. Fantastic job.

Feb. 29 2012 05:54 PM
Linda from SW New York

I was in high school when Cavett's show debuted-I think it aired at 11a.m. I would hope for, and possibly manufacture, an illness in order to stay home and watch...be charmed, entertained and awestruck by his talent.

I'm listening for the first time and Alec your show is fascinating.

Feb. 28 2012 07:26 PM
Joanne from Nyc

Alex you are amazing ..... I love your show! Keep going!!!

Feb. 28 2012 06:35 PM
Mike from Whitestone, Queens, NY

Great show, Alec! Keep up the good work, I look forward to listening to more of your shows. And please let Dick Cavett know that he is a true cultural icon, as well as very entertaining.

Feb. 28 2012 04:43 PM
Denni from NYC

I am liking this ("Here's the Thing") ... I don't miss that I can't actually "watch," I am forced to "listen" - one of the great things about radio.

Dick Cavett remains my all time favorite interviewer. Dick was exceptional because he listened to his guests. He wasn't on to the next question ahead of his guests and he rarely interrupted his guests when they were speaking (aka: answering his questions).

Interviewers today I think are missing this skill. Looking forward to more interviews. Thanks.

Feb. 28 2012 03:59 PM
Nan from St Petersburg, FL

I heard you talk about your podcast on Letterman last week and just got around to listening. Now I'm a fan....it's one of the most refreshing pieces of entertainment I've experienced in a while. I like that Alec is so natural and spontaneous with the guests---it feels real. Real is a good look for him. My favorites so far are Dick Cavett, Chris Rock, and Erica Jong and her daughter.

Feb. 28 2012 02:06 PM
Coleen O'Brien from Orcas Island

Surfing for an interesting npr program and happened upon Here's The Thing with Dick Cavett. Loved it! Honest, open and interesting conversation in which you drew him out well. I'll be back!

Feb. 28 2012 01:16 PM
Caroline Wooden from Washington DC

Love the Dick Cavett interview - wish it was 3X longer! Just found the podcast in iTunes last week and I've been downloading the interviews to catch up. I love the intelligence and intimacy of the interview format and Alec is excellent at setting the tone for each session and conveying his interest and curiosity about each guest. His enthusiasm is infectious. Thank you so much!

Feb. 28 2012 10:55 AM
Jill Bossert from New York

Dick Cavett is an American treasure, and you, Mr. Baldwin, are rapidly becoming one as well. I am of an age to find sweet melancholy upon hearing Mr. Cavett's memories of interviews I saw as a kid--his early show was the only daytime TV my mother allowed, and she relished his wit and wisdom. Bravo to you both for a delightful half hour. More please!

Feb. 28 2012 10:24 AM
Michele from Liverpool, NY

Alec: thoughtful and entertaining interview!
Would love to see you take this to the OWN network.
Are you out there Oprah?
"Here's The Thing" is our kind of show!
Class Act!

Feb. 28 2012 07:33 AM
RSJ from Westchester, NY

Smooth, Alec. Nice job.

Feb. 28 2012 01:39 AM
julian from canada

lovely interview - i hope there are additional episodes with cavett forthcoming. beautifully done, alec.

Feb. 28 2012 01:27 AM
Joannie from L.I., N.Y.

You know I have to say it Alec--AWESOME!!!!<3

Feb. 27 2012 04:18 PM
Michael from Canada : Ontario : Toronto

Alec’s multifarious talents are fluid and varied.
On radio he’s sincere, gentle and simply interested; subtly reserved.
What will he surprise us with next?

Feb. 27 2012 02:41 PM

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