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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 and his annual USO Christmas military tours. American Masters explores the entertainer’s life with unprecedented access to his personal archives and clips from his classic films (“The Road” pictures, My Favorite Blonde), radio and TV shows. Hear excerpts of Hope’s writings voiced by Billy Crystal plus 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 writers including Sherwood Schwartz and biographer Richard Zoglin.