Interviewing tips from Dick Cavett
The high-brow host from the golden age of TV talk shows speaks to Joe Berkowitz about the advice he got from his idol and one-time boss Jack Paar, and shares some do-and-don't pointers from his long career: "The fewer questions, the better," Cavett says. "Otherwise, you're David Frost and his clipboard, and 'What's your definition of love?' for God's sake." Also: Harnessing the power of silence, and how to handle a hostile William F. Buckley or a drunken Norman Mailer.