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The Ben Hecht Show: Impolitic Observations from the Freest Thinker of 1950s Television Ben Hecht

The Ben Hecht Show: Impolitic Observations from the Freest Thinker of 1950s Television

Ben Hecht

Published July 1st 1993
ISBN : 9780899508573
Hardcover
231 pages
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 About the Book 

On February 15, 1958, writer Ben Hecht (1893-1964), a flamboyant and caustic social critic, appeared on The Mike Wallace Interview. Wallace and his producer, Ted Yates, agreed that Hechts personality was provocative enough to be the basis of aMoreOn February 15, 1958, writer Ben Hecht (1893-1964), a flamboyant and caustic social critic, appeared on The Mike Wallace Interview. Wallace and his producer, Ted Yates, agreed that Hechts personality was provocative enough to be the basis of a television show. The Ben Hecht Show was born. For 22 weeks, Ben Hecht held forth on a variety of subjects, enraging some, engaging many. Here is a sample of Hechts stories and essays from his short-lived television show. Entertaining, defiant, realistic, and iconoclastic, these are the impolitic thoughts of a man who tried to awaken the public from the optical opiate of 1950s television.