Time Was

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Time Was
HBO Time Was.jpg
Opening title for HBO's Time Was
Starring Dick Cavett
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes7
Running time60 minutes
Original release
Network HBO
Release1979 (1979)

Time Was is a documentary television series that premiered on HBO on November 11, 1979. It was hosted by Dick Cavett with each program looking at one decade from the past starting from the 1920s up to the 1970s. The historical program looked at the lifestyles and society during the various periods of time. The series was followed up with two other HBO documentary series hosted by Cavett, Remember When and Yesteryear. [1] [2]


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  1. HBO Guides, late 1970s & early 1980s
  2. TV: Cavett Looks at 1917 for HBO Retrieved Jan 17, 2009