TV Week Watch

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/01/2021 - 10:46

These past few days gave American late-night TV hosts the chance to poke fun at a varied amount of events. These included

POTUS Biden’s congressional address, The Oscars, and these comics could not resist making fun of Don's favorite butt-

kissing clown Rudy after the feds raided the office and home sweet home. It’s not immediately clear exactly why #DOJ

chose this day to strike, but it wasn't out of character for the new AG.


As a multilingual communicator and college professor, I always wanted to produce a late-night talk show around humorous

monologues about the day's news, with guest interviews, reality sketches, and music performances. The TV program is

characterized by spontaneous conversation, and for an effect of immediacy and intimacy as if the host was speaking alone to

each of the millions of Americans in the audience. My two favorite hosts  were

Dick and Johnny.


Yale-educated Dick Cavett established his reputation as the one who most had great knowledge or learning: of American

talk show hosts in the late 1960s and early '70s. Although there were many contenders who took on Johnny Carson, the

undisputed heavyweight champion of late-night TV, Cavett generally was considered the most erudite.