Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

8.4

Smothered: The Censorship Struggles of the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
  • 04 December 2002

  • Documentary

  • USA

  • 93 min

  • 1 wins

  • 8.4

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Joan Baez

Herself

Jack Benny

Himself (archive footage)

David Bianculli

Himself - Interviewee

Allan Blye

Himself - Interviewee

Storyline

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967) started out as a typical comedy/variety program. When the show began (and continued) to use humor/satire to criticize America's involvement in the Vietnam War, CBS network censors and executives were, to say the least, nervous. This Bravo cable channel documentary tells what happened behind the scenes at the network, how the people involved were affected, and why the show was ultimately cancelled. Many of those who were involved ... more


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richie74

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All I have to say is that it was great finally hearing what really happened in the case of The Smothers Brothers. Seeing the Bros and their you may say controversial guests talking about what happened was maybe a revelation.

As for the DVD, it would have been a good idea (as... more

Lizzy

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I thought that someone would have seen it by now.05 July 2012

I thought that someone would have seen it by now.

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