A high-school classmate made my day Thursday by passing this along on Facebook, and I just couldn't resist sharing it with you.
This highbrow shoot 'em up on The Dick Cavett Show back in the day is a bittersweet reminder of a time before America's EEG flatlined, and that of network television along with it.
ENJOY as a pissing match gets served up in the electronic salon along with the tray of canopés as Cavett and writers Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer and Janet Flanner go at it. In a most erudite manner, of course.
Make sure you watch the clip all the way through. Just do it.
In the end, the moral of this 1971 television gem probably is this: Don't mess with the boy from Lincoln, Neb. And I don't mean Vidal or Mailer.