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The Ben Hecht Show (1958-59)
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THE BEN HECHT SHOW
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ABC Production from New York City
Produced by Mike Wallace

US Late-night Interview program 1958-59

Host Ben Hecht

Daily program airing nightly at 11pm (in New York only)

*Note: 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 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, in this short-lived television show.


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ABC New York 11pm (Mon-Fri)

[01] The Ben Hecht Show [Premiere]
15Sep1958 ABC New York, Mon
Informal discussions.
Tonight's guest, advertising executive Robert L. Foreman, talks about "The Television Commercial".

[02] The Ben Hecht Show
16Sep1958 ABC New York, Tue
Ben Hecht discusses "The Morals of Lawyers" with attorney Emile Zola Berman.

[03] The Ben Hecht Show
17Sep1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[04] The Ben Hecht Show
18Sep1958 ABC New York, Thu
Ben Hecht discusses "Capital Punishment" with Donald McNamara dean of the New York Institute of Criminology.

[05] The Ben Hecht Show
19Sep1958 ABC New York, Fri
Ben Hecht discusses "Drama Critics" with Richard Watts, drama critic for The New York Post.

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[06] The Ben Hecht Show
22Sep1958 ABC New York, Mon
aired no detail

[07] The Ben Hecht Show
23Sep1958 ABC New York, Tue
Ben Hecht discusses "Politics" with Luke Carroll, city editor of The New York Herald Tribune.

[08] The Ben Hecht Show
24Sep1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[09] The Ben Hecht Show
25Sep1958 ABC New York, Thu
"Needed: A New God" discussed by Rev. William Lee Miller who teaches social ethics at Yale.

[10] The Ben Hecht Show
26Sep1958 ABC New York, Fri
Ben Hecht discusses poets with John Ciardi, Professor of English at Rutgers University
and poetry critic for The Saturday Review.

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[11] The Ben Hecht Show
29Sep1958 ABC New York, Mon
Guest
theatrical press agent Richard Maney.

[12] The Ben Hecht Show
30Sep1958 ABC New York, Tue
Ben Hecht discusess the real estate field with William Zeckendorf, realty executive.

[13] The Ben Hecht Show
01Oct1958 ABC New York, Wed
Guest
actress Gloria Swanson

[14] The Ben Hecht Show
02Oct1958 ABC New York, Thu
Guest
Arthur Fellig, the photographer better known as Weegee.

[15] The Ben Hecht Show
03Oct1958 ABC New York, Fri
The spectacular personal lives of Charlie Chaplin and John Barrymore, great friends of Mr. Hecht,
put our host in a reminiscing mood about his encounters with them.
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[16] The Ben Hecht Show
06Oct1958 ABC New York, Mon
Ben Hecht moderates a discussion on "How Does One Become a Writer?" with students from the Columbia
University School of Journalism.

[17] The Ben Hecht Show
07Oct1958 ABC New York, Tue
Guest
lyricist-showman Billy Rose

[18] The Ben Hecht Show
08Oct1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[19] The Ben Hecht Show
09Oct1958 ABC New York, Thu
Guest
writer-journalist Westbrook Pegler

[20] The Ben Hecht Show
10Oct1958 ABC New York, Fri
aired no detail

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[21] The Ben Hecht Show
13Oct1958 ABC New York, Mon
Ben Hecht discusses "Politicians" with Drew Pearson, columnist and news commentator.

[22] The Ben Hecht Show
14Oct1958 ABC New York, Tue
aired no detail

[23] The Ben Hecht Show
15Oct1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[24] The Ben Hecht Show
16Oct1958 ABC New York, Thu
actress Geraldine Page

[25] The Ben Hecht Show
17Oct1958 ABC New York, Fri
Ben Hecht and Jack Kerouac, "Beat Generation" author, discuss "A Comparison of Bohemians."

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[26] The Ben Hecht Show
20Oct1958 ABC New York, Mon
aired no detail

[27] The Ben Hecht Show
21Oct1958 ABC New York, Tue
Former Senator William Benton of Connecticut discusses "Russia's Educational Crisis".

[28] The Ben Hecht Show
22Oct1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[29] The Ben Hecht Show
23Oct1958 ABC New York, Thu
Ben Hecht interviews Peter Bergson, former head of the Israeli underground movement, Irgun Zvai Leumi.

[30] The Ben Hecht Show
24Oct1958 ABC New York, Fri
aired no detail

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[31] The Ben Hecht Show
27Oct1958 ABC New York, Mon
Ben Hecht recounts his favorite stories about Theodore Roosevelt.

[32] The Ben Hecht Show
28Oct1958 ABC New York, Tue
Guest
Grace Metalious author of "Peyton Place".

[33] The Ben Hecht Show
29Oct1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[34] The Ben Hecht Show
30Oct1958 ABC New York, Thu
aired no detail

[35] The Ben Hecht Show
31Oct1958 ABC New York, Fri
aired no detail

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[36] The Ben Hecht Show
03Nov1958 ABC New York, Mon
aired no detail

[--] The Ben Hecht Show
04Nov1958 ABC New York, Tue
pre-empted by Election Returns.

[37] The Ben Hecht Show
05Nov1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[38] The Ben Hecht Show
06Nov1958 ABC New York, Thu
Guest
humorist-writer S.J. Perelman

[39] The Ben Hecht Show
07Nov1958 ABC New York, Fri
aired no detail

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[40] The Ben Hecht Show
10Nov1958 ABC New York, Mon
Guest
producer Mike Todd Jr.

[41] The Ben Hecht Show
11Nov1958 ABC New York, Tue
aired no detail

[42] The Ben Hecht Show
12Nov1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[43] The Ben Hecht Show
13Nov1958 ABC New York, Thu
aired no detail

[44] The Ben Hecht Show
14Nov1958 ABC New York, Fri
Guest
actress-drama teacher Stella Adler

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[45] The Ben Hecht Show
17Nov1958 ABC New York, Mon
Robert Briscoe, former Lord Mayor of Dublin.

[46] The Ben Hecht Show
18Nov1958 ABC New York, Tue
Guest
Steve Allen who talks about "Television Comedy and Critics".

[47] The Ben Hecht Show
19Nov1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[48] The Ben Hecht Show
20Nov1958 ABC New York, Thu
Ben Hecht discusses rocketry with two authorities in the field Andrew Haley and Erik Bergaust.

[49] The Ben Hecht Show
21Nov1958 ABC New York, Fri
Guest
humorist Abe Burrows

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[50] The Ben Hecht Show
24Nov1958 ABC New York, Mon
Archbishop Makarios, leader of the Greek Cypriotes.

[51] The Ben Hecht Show
25Nov1958 ABC New York, Tue
Ben Hecht talks to Harrison Salisbury, New York Times reporter and author of the recently published book
"The Shook-Up Generation" about teenagers and juvenile delinquency.

[52] The Ben Hecht Show
26Nov1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[53] The Ben Hecht Show
27Nov1958 ABC New York, Thu
Ben Hecht talks to Mike Wallace who recently returned from a trip to the Soviet Union for the purpose of
studying Russian television.

[54] The Ben Hecht Show
28Nov1958 ABC New York, Fri
Guest
cartoonist Al Capp

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[55] The Ben Hecht Show
01Dec1958 ABC New York, Mon
Guest
actor Burgess Meredith

[56] The Ben Hecht Show
02Dec1958 ABC New York, Tue
Guest
actress-comedienne Hermione Gingold

[57] The Ben Hecht Show
03Dec1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[58] The Ben Hecht Show
04Dec1958 ABC New York, Thu
Guest
Michael J. Quill, president of the Transport Workers Union.

[59] The Ben Hecht Show
05Dec1958 ABC New York, Fri
Guest
actor-director Jose Ferrer

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[60] The Ben Hecht Show
08Dec1958 ABC New York, Mon
Guest
Diana Barrymore who talks about her book.

[61] The Ben Hecht Show
09Dec1958 ABC New York, Tue
aired no detail

[62] The Ben Hecht Show
10Dec1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[63] The Ben Hecht Show
11Dec1958 ABC New York, Thu
aired no detail

[64] The Ben Hecht Show
12Dec1958 ABC New York, Fri
Guest
novelist-screenwriter Budd Schulberg

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[65] The Ben Hecht Show
15Dec1958 ABC New York, Mon
singer Monique Van Vooren

[66] The Ben Hecht Show
16Dec1958 ABC New York, Tue
aired no detail

[67] The Ben Hecht Show
17Dec1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[68] The Ben Hecht Show
18Dec1958 ABC New York, Thu
aired no detail

[69] The Ben Hecht Show
19Dec1958 ABC New York, Fri
aired no detail

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[70] The Ben Hecht Show
22Dec1958 ABC New York, Mon
aired no detail

[71] The Ben Hecht Show
23Dec1958 ABC New York, Tue
aired no detail

[72] The Ben Hecht Show
24Dec1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[73] The Ben Hecht Show
25Dec1958 ABC New York, Thu
aired no detail

[74] The Ben Hecht Show
26Dec1958 ABC New York, Fri
Guest
film director-producer Otto Preminger.
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[75] The Ben Hecht Show
29Dec1958 ABC New York, Mon
aired no detail

[76] The Ben Hecht Show
30Dec1958 ABC New York, Tue
aired no detail

[77] The Ben Hecht Show
31Dec1958 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[78] The Ben Hecht Show
01Jan1959 ABC New York, Thu
aired no detail

[79] The Ben Hecht Show
02Jan1959 ABC New York, Fri
aired no detail

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[80] The Ben Hecht Show
05Jan1959 ABC New York, Mon
aired no detail

[81] The Ben Hecht Show
06Jan1959 ABC New York, Tue
aired no detail

[82] The Ben Hecht Show
07Jan1959 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[83] The Ben Hecht Show
08Jan1959 ABC New York, Thu
Guest
actress June Havoc

[84] The Ben Hecht Show
09Jan1959 ABC New York, Fri
aired no detail

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[85] The Ben Hecht Show
12Jan1959 ABC New York, Mon
Guest
playwright George Axelrod

[86] The Ben Hecht Show
13Jan1959 ABC New York, Tue
Guest
actor Keenan Wynn

[87] The Ben Hecht Show
14Jan1959 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[88] The Ben Hecht Show
15Jan1959 ABC New York, Thu
Guest
singer-actress Eartha Kitt

[89] The Ben Hecht Show
16Jan1959 ABC New York, Fri
Guest
author Alexander King.

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[90] The Ben Hecht Show
19Jan1959 ABC New York, Mon
Guest tonight and tomorrow night is
comedian Jimmy Durante

[91] The Ben Hecht Show
20Jan1959 ABC New York, Tue
Guest
comedian Jimmy Durante

[92] The Ben Hecht Show
21Jan1959 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[93] The Ben Hecht Show
22Jan1959 ABC New York, Thu
boxer Sugar Ray Robinson

[94] The Ben Hecht Show
23Jan1959 ABC New York, Fri
poet-critic-satirist Dorothy Parker

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[95] The Ben Hecht Show
26Jan1959 ABC New York, Mon
columnist Igor Cassini

[96] The Ben Hecht Show
27Jan1959 ABC New York, Tue
American fashion designer Charles James.

[97] The Ben Hecht Show
28Jan1959 ABC New York, Wed
aired no detail

[98] The Ben Hecht Show
29Jan1959 ABC New York, Thu
aired no detail

[99] The Ben Hecht Show [Final episode of the series]
30Jan1959 ABC New York, Fri
Ben Hecht interviews artist Salvador Dali.

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