American Masters: This is Bob Hope… presents a candid look at a remarkable life with unprecedented access to Hope’s personal archives, including writings voiced by Billy Crystal, as well as new interviews with daughter Linda Hope, Margaret Cho, Kermit the Frog, film critic/historian Leonard Maltin, Conan O’Brien, Tom Selleck, Brooke Shields, and more.
This documentary premieres nationwide beginning November 25 on PBS (check local listings). The unabridged director’s cut of the film, featuring over 35 minutes of additional footage, will be available to stream the same day via Passport at pbs.org/americanmasters and on PBS apps. Passport is a special benefit for PBS supporters to access an on-demand library of over 1,000 hours of quality public television programming.
Viewer contributions are an important source of funding, making PBS programs possible. PBS and public television stations offer all Americans from every walk of life the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online programming. Contact your local PBS station for details on Passport and watch the unabridged director’s cut of American Masters: This is Bob Hope… before it premieres nationwide Friday, December 29 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).