Remembering Bob Hope on His Birthday: Next on TVC

Bill Daily, Connie Stevens and comedy writer Bob Mills will join us on a special encore presentation of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision RadioKSAV.org.

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, we’ll mark the occasion with a replay of our 2013 tribute to Bob Hope, the iconic entertainer who would have turned 112 this coming May 29.

Joining us in the studio will be longtime comedy writer Bob Mills. Bob spent about two decades in network television, first as a staff writer with The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts in the mid 1970s before beginning a 15-year stint as a staff writer for Bob Hope throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. Though Hope was 75 when Mills started writing for him, in many respects he was just beginning to hit his stride as a performer. We’ll find out why when Bob Mills joins us in our first hour.

Bob Mills is also the author of The Laugh Makers, a great book that not only provides insight into both Bob Hope the comedian and Bob Hope the person, but takes you behind the scenes of the last decades of the network variety show while also paying tribute to the “Gag Men” and “Gag Women” who made it happen.

In keeping with our theme this week, we’ll round out the show with replays of our 2014 conversations with singer/actress Connie Stevens (who performed with Bob Hope many times, both on television and on his USO tours) and actor Bill Daily (who channeled Bob Hope when he played Roger Healey on I Dream of Jeannie). Bill Daily, by the way, will be appearing with Barbara Eden at this year’s Fan Expo Dallas, May 29 thru May 31.

 

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