The Dick Cavett Show / This Morning (daytime, talk/interview)

    (ABC Daytime, 1968 - 1969)

    [original title: "This Morning";

     This was the first of several talk and variety shows hosted
     by the genial witty intellectual comedian from Nebraska, who
     was a devoted fan and friend of Groucho Marx in his later
     years, and a friend of Woody Allen from his early career;

     This was the only one of Cavett's shows which was not originally
     named for him, and which was broadcast in the mornings; it 
     quickly became apparent that his wit and style was more
     suitable for Primetime and late Nighttime;

     this short-lived ABC series is not to be confused with the 
     CBS news series also titled "This Morning" with Bob Schieffer
     and later Charles Kurault which aired 1979 - 82; This series
     was the temporary title of the CBS Morning News during those
     years; and was a lighter more feature-oriented show in the
     style of "CBS Sunday Morning" which Kurault hosted later...]

Theme 1: "This Morning"

     Composer: Nick Perito (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Krunch Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
     2001 Publisher: Krunch Music, Inc. (ASCAP)

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:


Theme 2: "Overture (to 'Candide')"

    [above is the title as listed in the ASCAP database; variations:
     aka: "Overture To Candide";
     aka: "Overture";
     aka: "Candide Overture";

     this is an Overture to what is described in copyright
     records as "Candide -- a comic operetta based on 
     Voltaire's satire"; The overture is part of a 1955 score 
     originally filed under the name: "Music for 'Candide'";

     Title and THEME credit in Craig W. Pattillo's book
     "TV Theme Soundtrack Directory", although its use has
     not been confirmed; the piece definitely was a THEME
     for Cavett's last two shows -- the long-running one on 
     PBS and a short-lived revival in 1986 on ABC, which see;

     Although only Leonard Bernstein is listed in the filing
     for copyright below, ASCAP also lists a number of others
     in its database as credited composers of the Overture; but
     these people in reality were involved in writing lyrics, or
     the book or other aspects of the stage musical production]

     Composers: Leonard Bernstein (ASCAP),
                John Latouche (ASCAP),
                Dorothy Parker (ASCAP), and
                Richard Wilbur (ASCAP)

     1978 Publisher: Anderson Enterprises, Inc. (ASCAP), and
                     G. Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP)

     2001 Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes, Inc. (ASCAP)
                        of New York, NY; and
                     The Leonard Bernstein Music 
                        Publishing Company, LLC (ASCAP)
                        c/o Universal-MCA Music Publishing Group
                        of Los Angeles, CA

    [as "Music for 'Candide'"]:
     Copyright Date: Feb. 23, 1955; EU 390 831.

    [as "Music for 'Candide'"]:
     Renewal Date: March 7, 1983; RE-162-154.


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