Decades Salutes Groucho Marx, Dick Cavett This Week

Groucho Marx and Dick Cavett on ‘The Dick Cavett Show’ in 1968.
(Image credit: Courtesy of Ron Baldwin via PBS)

Decades salutes Dick Cavett, Groucho Marx and their relationship with episodes of The Dick Cavett Show featuring the comedian starting Monday, January 2. The event goes through Friday, January 6 in the 9 p.m. ET slot. 

“These rare and intimate conversations offer a unique glimpse into the pair's friendship and showcase Groucho's quick wit and timeless humor,” said Decades. 

PBS premiered Groucho & Cavett December 27. 

On the episode airing January 2, Marx discusses his letters in the Library of Congress and nudity on the Broadway stage with Cavett. On January 3, Marx and Shelley Winters discuss their show Minnie’s Boys. January 4, Marx, author Truman Capote and zoologist Jim Fowler are on the show. The January 5 episode has Marx with Debbie Reynolds, Dan Rowan and Erin Fleming. On January 6, it’s Marx in a “cameo,” Decades said, with Ryan O’Neal, Hegemony Lewis and Dr. Thomas Noguchi appearing on Dick Cavett

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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.