IT PAYS TO BE MARRIED & THE BOB HOPE SHOW


“It Pays to Be Married” was a daytime game show aimed at housewives. Five days a week, Jay Stewart interviewed couples from all walks of life who had faced and solved problems within their marriages. It was an inspirational, if generally light-hearted, program. On tonight’s program, Jay interviews a Latvian war bride who had trouble adjusting to life in America. Then Phil Harris and Alice Faye explain the marriage-centric origin of their radio show and tell the unexpectedly moving story of the birth of their first child. Next, on “The Bob Hope Show,” Bob teams with fellow radio comedian Fred Allen. The two bemoan television’s threat to their radio careers and decide to break into the new medium.

Episodes

It Pays to Be Married

January 27, 1954

“Guests: Mr. and Mrs. John Scovern”

March 8, 1954

“Guests: Phil Harris and Alice Faye”

2:31

The Bob Hope Show

February 7, 1950

“From the Vine Street Playhouse with Fred Allen”

32:30

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