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Dick Cavett donates talk-show series to Library of Congress

FILE - In this July 23, 2014 file photo, Dick Cavett speaks on stage during the "Dick Cavett's Watergate" panel at the PBS 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Cavett is donating more than 2,000 episodes of his late-night talk show to the Library of Congress. The donation announced Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, by the library includes episodes of “The Dick Cavett Show” from his 35 years as host, from the 1960s to 1980s. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
November 03, 2017 - 1:58 PM

LOS ANGELES - Dick Cavett is donating more than 2,000 episodes of his TV talk show to the Library of Congress.

The donation announced Friday by the library includes episodes of "The Dick Cavett Show" from his 35 years as host during the 1960s to 1980s.

Among the guests featured: Muhammad Ali, Orson Welles, Jimi Hendrix, Groucho Marx and Janis Joplin.

Other episodes include a confrontation between writers Gore Vidal and Norman Mailer and a 1971 interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono in which they discuss their relationship and the Beatles.

In a statement, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said that Cavett turned interviewing into an "art form," and the host said he's thrilled that his collection will be housed in the library.

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