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Lost Hope

photoBob Hope died yesterday, almost two months after turning 100. A working-class lad from England, Bob Hope's career is a map of 20th century superstardom. He made it big on Vaudeville, Broadway, radio, film, and television. His work onstage during the 47 USO tours made him a legendary, all-American comedian. The life, laughs and legacy of Bob Hope.

Guests:

Gerald Nachman, entertainment writer and critic, author of "Seriously Funny: The Rebel Comedians of the 1950's and 1960's"

Sam Brylawski, head of the recorded sound section at the Library of Congress, curator of the "Bob Hope and American Variety" exhibit at the Library of Congress

Bob Thompson, On Point Media Critic, professor of media and popular culture at Syracuse University: John Lahr, Senior Drama Critic for "The New Yorker"

This program aired on July 28, 2003. The audio for this program is not available.

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