American Masters

Dick Cavett on Janis Joplin’s Influence

Clip: Season 30 Episode 6 | 5m 6s

Dick Cavett, a former talk show host and TV personality, talks about his relationship with Janis Joplin and how her frequent appearance helped the show thrive. He also describes the unforgettable effect and depth of Joplin’s unique and captivating performance style.

Aired: 03/31/16

Rating: NR

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