Who Would You Most Want to Interview?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 10:55 AM

Dick Cavett Talk show host Dick Cavett (Christopher Peterson/Wikipedia Commons)

Before there was Conan, Letterman and Fallon, there was Cavett. Tomorrow we'll speak to the former host of the Dick Cavett Show (Dick Cavett) about the role of a talk show host today. And we're asking, if you had your own talk show, who would you want to interview most?

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Jason Waters from Sacramento, CA

I would most want to interview Mike Patton. He's busier now than he was when he was pulling double duty with Faith No More and Mr. Bungle. He's one of the only rock/alternative/metal performers that is as relevant today as he was on the late 80's/90's alternative scene.

Mar. 31 2012 04:14 PM
Patricia Della-Piana from Johnston, SC

I would interview Dick Cavett. I adored his talk show, and miss that kind of intelligent conversation in today's offerings. He would have so much to offer the listeners and watchers of modern tv-radio-etc. Things like educated statements, intelligent humor, and straight from the hip comments. He's the best!!!

Nov. 17 2010 09:48 AM
Jane byron from Morris county, nj

I'd interview my mother and ask her what she was feeling when she beat my siblings and me. As a parent of grown children, I don't understand how one can justify such physical and psychic cruelty.

Nov. 16 2010 11:51 PM
Mark from Myrtle Beach, SC

A Tag Team of Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. I'd ask them if they're aware at all that the people who listen to them consider their rhetoric fact, rather than opinion?

Nov. 16 2010 10:26 PM
By text from Vernon, NJ

Garrison Keillor.

Nov. 16 2010 04:12 PM
By text from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The dark lord himself. Seriously, I would interview Cheney.

Nov. 16 2010 04:12 PM
By text from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Ben Franklin.

Nov. 16 2010 04:11 PM
By text from Kirkwood, Mo.

Oprah. There are so many questions I would ask about what she has learned from all the people she has met.

Nov. 16 2010 04:11 PM
Michael -- by text from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

If not the Honey Mooners, the what would you do? Stay in radio.

Nov. 16 2010 04:10 PM
By text from Denver, Colo.

Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Naim Akbar, Juillanne Malveaux, Robert Graves. I would love to interview them on the State of the African American community in light of the last election and the future pending 2012 election year.

Nov. 16 2010 04:10 PM
Chika Offurum from Facebook

Barack Obama and Madonna -- and I wouldn't hold back!

Nov. 16 2010 01:13 PM
Bruce Freeburger from Facebook

Thomas Jefferson.

Nov. 16 2010 01:13 PM
Chris Carlson from Facebook

Neil Peart.

Nov. 16 2010 01:13 PM
Raun Savage from Facebook

Georgia O'Keefe.

Nov. 16 2010 01:13 PM
Dennis -- by text from Massachusetts

John Hancock and Samuel Adams...as a historical tour guide I'd bet they have some great stories!

Nov. 16 2010 01:12 PM
Michael -- by text from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Jackie Gleason.

Nov. 16 2010 01:11 PM
By text from Pontiac, Mich.

God. If busy, I would settle for Sir Alexander Fleming. If unavailable, there's about 1,000 alive, all tied for third.

Nov. 16 2010 01:11 PM
By text from Florida

Hockenberry!!!

Nov. 16 2010 01:11 PM
By text from Ramsey, NJ

Huge Chavez

Nov. 16 2010 01:11 PM
By text from Jersey City, NJ

Bush.

Nov. 16 2010 01:10 PM
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Bush.

Nov. 16 2010 01:07 PM

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