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- 1 Untitled
- 2 Birthplace
- 3 University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- 4 Double negative
- 5 Turner Classic Movies
- 6 First on-stage death
- 7 RE: NPOV :: We want credibility, yes, but we don't need no stinkin' badges!
- 8 Strange sentence in Marriage section
- 9 Citizenship?
- 10 Bargain-hunting quote?
- 11 Major Edits
- 12 Suggested edits
- 13 "Tumultuous" Marriage
- 14 Aristotle joke
- 15 Here's a citation for "Boil your draft card"
I expanded this. Sorry I wasn't logged in, I thought I was. Richard K. Carson 07:08, 15 Dec 2004 (UTC)
i had a colleague have lunch with dick cavett and ask why he had two birthplaces, his family lived in one town but the hospital was in the other. Now where it's documented is solely in a facebook comment she made, but, if you want to look it up it's there. Why was the contribution pulled?
- Patbahn, that was pulled because facebook is not considered a reliable source for a biography of a living person, and we have no way to verify the friendship, that the lunch occurred, or what Cavett said was true. Also, usually it's best to add new sections to the bottom of the page and to sign comments with four tildes. --Nuujinn (talk) 15:37, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
- I think that's fine, and I'm sure she's a wonderful person. For what's it's worth, I came to a similar conclusion just from the sources. Unfortunately, neither her facebook page nor my intuition count as reliable sources for a biography of a living person, so we can't use those as sources. --Nuujinn (talk) 10:36, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
I noticed that Mr. Cavett does the University of Nebraska promotional commercials during the UN games. What connection does he have to the school? Has he contributed to the perfroming arts department with either money or time? WikiDon 18:37, 29 October 2005 (UTC)
This comment did not make sense:
- The show didn't often do well with younger viewers, but (as was the case with every other talkshow in this timeslot from 1962 - 1992) was crushed in the ratings by The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
It says that the show did NOT do well with younger viewers, BUT was crushed by Carson?
Actually, it was my understanding that it DID do well with younger viewers. In any case, I reworded it.
Wahkeenah 04:50, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
Turner Classic Movies
Any info on the Turner Classic Movies shows? Saw one with Mel Brooks, didn't know how many others he was planning on doing Exoterrick 19:31, 15 September 2006 (UTC)
First on-stage death
Should this incident be added?
Mikehillman 15:24, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
- Not here, as this article is about Cavett himself, not his show. The death already is mentioned in the other article, though not as the "first" of anything. Richard K. Carson 08:10, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
RE: NPOV :: We want credibility, yes, but we don't need no stinkin' badges!
Well, that says it, in a nutshell. You lot are editors, the ones of you lot that are Wikipedia editors. We want credibility, yes, but we don't need no stinkin' badges! You have to wrestle with that I think. You are not Encyclo-Brit editors, right? We want credibility, we need credibility, but we don' need no stinkin' badges.
- You can say that again. Wahkeenah 03:03, 31 March 2007 (UTC)
The current version has this charming phrase: "His parents, both two school teachers," which I love.
But shouldn't it be, "His parents, each two school teachers,"?
Strange sentence in Marriage section
An unregistered user inserted the following statement in the marrage section about Cavett's wife's death: "It should be noted that some people got confused and thought Cavett died." That's unsourced, unencyclopedic, and possibly vandalism. I therefore removed. Siberian Husky (talk) 11:00, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
The very first thing we learn about Dick Cavett in this article is that he's an American citizen. Wow, really? I guess being born in Nebraska has something to do with that. well speaking of his birthplace a woman i know was sceduled to do lunch with him, so I asked her, "Please get clarification on wether he was born in Kearney or Gibbon?" which she did, and put on her facebook page, I then edited the page to include that factual clarification. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Patbahn (talk • contribs) 00:15, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
- No offense, I'm new at this, but does this count as a reliable source? I'm thinking that if a blog doesn't, facebook probably doesn't either, and since I'm not her "friend", I can't even see the page. Also, isn't this really original research? Again, no offense meant, I'm just trying to stay in the path of truth and beauty.... Nuujinn (talk) 00:34, 20 February 2010 (UTC)
I've been working on this for the last few weeks, and have been mainly putting in references and doing some copy edits. This still reads much like a combination of a press release and autobiography, and there are significant redundancies. My thoughts are to tear out a good bit of the text, removing most of the quip quotes (move those to wikiquote?), and the (IMO) less important details, and anything that's minor and not referenced (following the notion "be bold"). I intend to get started in a few days, but wanted to announce my intentions here in case anyone disagrees with this tack. Nuujinn (talk) 11:36, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
I believe he was the radio host of the Detroit Symphony for several years. Also I believe he was a "guest" on Howard Stern's radio show a few times. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:58, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
His marriage to Carrie Nye is described as "tumultuous," without a source being cited or any details provided. This word, in my opinion, should either be explained or dropped.
In http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/08/you-gave-away-your-babies/?hp Cavett explains that the joke was given by Hugh Downs, not Johnny Carson. I removed the confused paragraph from the article. HowardMorland (talk) 04:53, 9 June 2012 (UTC)
Here's a citation for "Boil your draft card"
Hi :) I found a citation for Dick's comment, Boil your draft card. The context is different from what's in the article here however, so I'm going to paste the link and let the editors watching this page do as they see fit. It seems that Dick made the comment to warm up an audience before his show, and not - as the article suggests - in response to someone asking about his sideburns. The citation is in Life Magazine, October 30, 1970. Cheers, Charlie Inks (talk) 16:55, 1 August 2012 (UTC)