Comic BOB NEWHART

Comic BOB NEWHART. He's been a part of the American comedy landscape since 1961 when his debut comedy album "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart" became a surprise hit. Since then he's starred in three TV shows, including the Peabody award winning original "The Bob Newhart Show." And appeared in numerous films. There's a new Rhino anthology of his classic routines, "Something Like This. . .The Bob Newhart Anthology." Recently NEWHART was honored at the Aspen Comedy Festival. This Fall NEWHART is scheduled to co-star in a pilot for a new TV show. There's also a live concert performance by NEWHART on video, featuring him doing some new and classic routines, "Bob Newhart: Button Down concert: Off the Record" (Newhart Enterprises/Parvenu Productions). (THIS INTERVIEW CONTINUES INTO THE SECOND HALF OF THE SHOW). (REBROADCAST from 6

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