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#13299: BEN HECHT SHOW, THE
1958-09-12, WABC, min.
Ben Hecht

September 15, 1958-February 6, 1959 

This late night talk show aired on WABC television in New York. It's 25 minute time slot was 10:50pm to 11:15pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evenings. On Wednesdays it would air for 15 minutes from 11:00pm to 11:15pm.

Ben Hecht, playwright, screen writer, novelist, presented this live 21 week nightly commentary show. The format included Hecht's airing his views on the world at large, chatting with guests from varied fields, including literature, politics, journalism. Topics covered included the influences of critics, the fate of the poet in America, and the Supreme Court. 

Host was author, journalist, screenwriter, director, and producer Ben Hecht.

His caustic comments would enrage some of the viewers while engaging others. In all, a total of 105 episodes were produced. 

NOTE: The four episodes of THE BEN HECHT SHOW audio recorded at the time of the original broadcast and archived by Archival Television Audio, Inc. are the only extant examples in any broadcast form known representing  this series. 

In this episode, host Ben Hecht talks about television commercials.                                                   
#13304: BEN HECHT SHOW, THE
1958-10-08, WABC, min.
Ben Hecht, Westbrook Pegler

September 15, 1958-February 6, 1959 

This late night talk show aired on WABC television in New York. It's 25 minute time slot was 10:50pm to 11:15pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evenings. On Wednesdays it would air for 15 minutes from 11:00pm to 11:15pm.

Ben Hecht, playwright, screen writer, novelist, presented this live 21 week nightly commentary show. The format included Hecht's airing his views on the world at large, chatting with guests from varied fields, including literature, politics, journalism. Topics covered included the influences of critics, the fate of the poet in America, and the Supreme Court. 

Host was author, journalist, screenwriter, director, and producer Ben Hecht.

His caustic comments would enrage some of the viewers while engaging others. In all, a total of 105 episodes were produced. 

NOTE: The four episodes of THE BEN HECHT SHOW audio recorded at the time of the original broadcast and archived by Archival Television Audio, Inc. are the only extant examples in any broadcast form known representing  this series. 

Ben Hecht welcomes guest Westbrook Pegler. Pegler viciously attacks the judiciary, accuses them of being politicians, immoral, brutally arrogant, drunk with power, and wear awesome black robes. He thinks the Supreme Court judges are a cut below "speed-trap judges."                                                                          
#13304A: BEN HECHT SHOW, THE
1959-01-19, WABC, 45 min.
Jimmy Durante, Ben Hecht

September 15, 1958-February 6, 1959 

This late night talk show aired on WABC television in New York. It's 25 minute time slot was 10:50pm to 11:15pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday evenings. On Wednesdays it would air for 15 minutes from 11:00pm to 11:15pm.

Ben Hecht, playwright, screen writer, novelist, presented this live 21 week nightly commentary show. The format included Hecht's airing his views on the world at large, chatting with guests from varied fields, including literature, politics, journalism. Topics covered included the influences of critics, the fate of the poet in America, and the Supreme Court. 

Host was author, journalist, screenwriter, director, and producer Ben Hecht.

His caustic comments would enrage some of the viewers while engaging others. In all, a total of 105 episodes were produced. 

NOTE: The four episodes of THE BEN HECHT SHOW audio recorded at the time of the original broadcast and archived by Archival Television Audio, Inc. are the only extant examples in any broadcast form known representing  this series. 

Ben Hecht welcomes guest Jimmy Durante in a two part broadcast, totaling 45 minutes combined, the first airing on January 19, and the second on January 20, 1959. Jimmy sits at the piano and converses with his old time pal Ben Hecht who interviews Durante who gives many anecdotes about his show business career and personal  life.

Jimmy plays many numbers he created over the decades. We feel we are in his parlor at home chatting and reminiscing with music, laughter and song. 

One of the most endearing, personal television appearances by Jimmy Durante.
A "lost" Television Broadcast.                                                                                         
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