During his eight-decade career, Bob Hope was the only performer to achieve top-rated success in every form of mass entertainment: Vaudeville, Broadway, movies, radio, television, popular song and personal appearances…including hosting the Academy Awards a record 19 times…as well as headlining his annual USO tours.
American Masters explores the entertainer's life with unprecedented access to his personal archives and clips from his classic films, radio and TV shows. Hear excerpts of Hope's writings voiced by Billy Crystal, and see interviews with Woody Allen, Dick Cavett, Margaret Cho, Linda Hope, Kermit the Frog, Leonard Maltin, Conan O'Brien, Tom Selleck, Brooke Shields, Connie Stevens, and more.
- A Letter from Bob: Bob Hope's letter to a little girl with cystic fibrosis.
- You Didn't Say No to Bob Hope: Tom Selleck recalls his memories of Bob Hope.
- The Boat Show Line: Bob Hope recording a funny line for The Simpsons.
- One Night In Nebraska: Meeting Bob Hope for the first time.
- Monologue Misfires: Conan O'Brien and Bob Hope discuss the classic monologue.
- Learning From The Best: Learning to work with Bob Hope.
- Korea: Bob Hope during the Korean War
- Bob's Writers: Memories about Bob Hope and his relationship with his writers.