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Calendar year 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of end of World War II. Though current events and the pandemic prevented us from marking that occasion, life has given us a second chance this year, because calendar year 2021 marks the 80th anniversary of Bob Hope’s first show for U.S. troops—which he gave at March Field, a military base in Riverside, California on Tuesday, May 6, 1941. By some estimates, more than two thousand soldiers crammed inside the gymnasium at March Field that day to watch Hope perform his weekly radio show. When the U.S. entered World War II six months later, on Dec. 7, 1941, Bob Hope wanted to do his part—which he did, by traveling thousands and thousands to military bases and military hospitals all over the world, performing before our troops, and providing laughter and a crucial link to home for our soldiers and their families. Hope did this not only for the duration of World War II, but also during the Korean War, Vietnam, and Operation Desert Storm.
Bob Hope also received thousands of letters, postcards, and packages every day from our soldiers and answered as many as he could. Some of these letters have been compiled and published in Dear Bob: Bob Hope’s Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of World War II, a new book co-written by Linda Hope, Bob Hope’s daughter, and Martha Bolton, the first and only fulltime female staff writer that Hope ever hired. A time capsule that reveals just how important Bob Hope’s service was to the fighting men and women of World War II, Dear Bob also provides a window into the heart of Bob Hope, the person. Martha Bolton will join us in our second hour.
This week’s show will also include Part 2 of the conversation that began last week with award-winning television writer/producer Jay Moriarty. Jay’s memoir, Honky in the House: Writing & Producing The Jeffersons, not only takes you inside the writing room of The Jeffersons (CBS, 1975-1985), but provides a capsule history of the so-called Golden Age of TV Sitcoms, as well as insight into why Norman Lear was, and is, one of the shrewdest and most courageous producers television will ever know. This week, Jay will debunk some of the myths surrounding The Jeffersons (including the reason why Mike Evans left the series after the first season), plus we’ll discuss why describing George Jefferson as a “black Archie Bunker” is really a disservice to the character. Jay Moriarty also joins us in our second hour.
Also this week: We will welcome back David Hofstede, founder and publisher of the popular blog Comfort TV and the author of such books as Obsessed with TV, The Charlie’s Angels Casebook, and What Were They Thinking? The 100 Dumbest Events in Television History. David’s latest book, When Television Brought Us Together, is an often whimsical, but always thought-provoking look at Father Knows Best, The Brady Bunch, That Girl, The Andy Griffith Show and other favorite shows from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s and whether the values reflected by those shows still hold up in our ever-changing world today. David Hofstede will join us in our first hour.
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