We all wanted to win the Race for Space, but nobody wanted to win the Race for Extinction.
The Kennedy years were kinetic. The change it fostered was a threat to those who found comfort in the status quo.
Prime time, network television was the nation's primary source for benign ,escapist entertainment.
In 1960, TV's undisputed King of Comedy was comedian, singer, actor, hoofer, philanthropist, real estate mogul, Bob Hope, and he never disappointed his audience or his sponsor.
Nobody would accuse him of delivering scathing satire, but he reflected the country's penchant for poking holes in the inflated egos of Politicians, Movie Stars and whomever occupied the Kremlin.
He was the Comic In Chief who would entertain America's military wherever in the world they served.
Bob Hope was beloved for that commitment, alone.
Here, from the 20th Century Vision You Tube Channel is a 1960 outing of THE BOB HOPE BUICK SHOW, in LIVING MONOCHROME.