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TV icon Dick Cavett looks back on his career in new collection of essays

Dick Cavett's new book
Dick Cavett's new book "Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks."
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Legendary talk show host Dick Cavett first rose to fame in the late 60s as host of "The Dick Cavett Show."

He soon became known for a signature, conversational interview style, and for his in-depth and unpredictable interviews with guests like Muhammad Ali, John Lennon, Groucho Marx and Katharine Hepburn.

In his new book "Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks" Cavett recalls some memorable moments from his "brief encounters" with Hollywood legends and cultural icons. 

He spoke with host Alex Cohen about his new collection of essays and his reflections on his career.