The object of justified feminist scorn on The Dick Cavett Show so many decades ago was George Gilder, a Republican speechwriter who had written a Ripon Societys piece that defended President Richard Nixon's veto of a day-care bill that had been sponsored by Senators Walter Mondale and Jacob Javits. He was fired as editor as a result. To defend himself, he appeared on Firing Line and then the Cavett show. Robert Shaw delivered the fatal stab wound.