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This edition: Hope, the Man Who Invented Modern Comedy

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 14, 2014.

First aired: December 20, 2014.

Our guests are talk show great, Dick Cavett and critic Richard Zoglin of “Time” Magazine, discussing Bob Hope, the subject of Zoglin’s fascinating new biography, “Hope.” Beginning as a child, performing on the streets to get extra money for his family, Hope went on to become a major star in vaudeville, on Broadway, in the movies and on TV. He basically invented the stand-up comedy form and lived to be 100, never really retiring from pursuing his singularly successful and lucrative, show business career. Hope was also friendly with Cavett, who tells us about some of their time together.

Guest List

Dick Cavett Talk Show Host

Richard Zoglin Critic, Author, Time Magazine, “Hope”