Dick Cavett’s Vietnam

Film Interviewees

Air date: 04/27/2015

Dick Cavett’s Vietnam


Premieres nationally Monday, April 27, 10-11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), as part of a special block of programming related to the Vietnam War.


Film Interviewees

(in alphabetical order)



New Interviews for Dick Cavett’s Vietnam



Dick Cavett, iconic talk show host, author, columnist


Wesley K. Clark, General United States Army (retired)


Fredrik Logevall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam


Timothy Naftali, historian/author and former director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum



Classic Interviews from “The Dick Cavett Show”



Muhammad Ali, professional boxer


Woody Allen, actor/writer/director


Warren Beatty, actor/producer


Daniel Ellsberg, lecturer, writer, activist and former United States military analyst who released the Pentagon Papers


Jane Fonda, actor


Barry Goldwater, United States Senator (R-Arizona)


Reverend Billy Graham, evangelist


General Alexander Haig, Deputy National Security Advisor 1970-75


David Halberstam, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, The Best and The Brightest


Hubert Humphrey, Vice President of the United States, 1965-69


Jefferson Airplane, rock band performing Volunteers


John Kerry, decorated Vietnam veteran and now Secretary of State


Herb Klein, White House Director of Communications 1969-73


Henry Kissinger, assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, 1969-73, Secretary of State 1973-77


Groucho Marx, comedian/film and television star


Robert Mueller, Vietnam veteran


Wayne Morse, United States Senator (D-Oregon), one of only two senators who voted against the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which allowed President Johnson to engage U.S. troops without a formal declaration of war


Edmund Muskie, United States Senator (R-Maine)


Paul Newman, actor


John O’Neill, Vietnam veteran


Michael Sharp, Vietnam veteran


Dr. George Solomon, United States Veteran’s Administration


I.F. Stone, journalist


Mel Tormé, singer


Michael Vacquera, Vietnam veteran



Archival News Footage



Walter Cronkite, anchor CBS Evening News, called by many “the most trusted man in America”


Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States


Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States


John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United Sates


Robert McNamara, United States Secretary of Defense, 1961-68


Richard M. Nixon, 37th President of the United States


Howard K. Smith, co-anchor ABC Evening News


Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States



Audio recording of conversations between



President Lyndon B. Johnson and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara


President Richard M. Nixon and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger