Bob Hope Christmas Show: Around the world in 15 days
Special: Hope’s 21st Christmas tour for the overseas troops.
Hope took his troupe to bases in Hawaii, Wake Island, Okinawa, Thailand, South Vietnam, Spain and Guantanamo, Cuba — and made headlines with a surprise stop in Laos, where he unveiled his personal plan to arrange the release of POWs held by North Vietnam.
Bob entertained US embassy personnel in Laos; scenes from the event could turn up in tonight’s show, which was being edited at press time.
On the bill: Jim Nabors; Jill St John; Don Ho; Charley Pride; Sunday’s Child; astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr.; Oakland Athletics pitching ace Vida Blue; the roller-skating Blue Streaks, Brucene Smith, US entrant in the Miss World contest; the singing-dancing Deb Stars; and the Les Brown band. (90 min.)