The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

By Cyn Felthousen-Post
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From 1967 to 1969, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour provided subversive entertainment disguised as a standard variety show. Tommy and Dick Smothers, the mild-mannered hosts, were the daring duo who took on censorship during their popular show. Although they were up for a 4th season, the thriving show was taken off the air and the brothers were fired. They turned around and sued CBS and won, becoming the faces for the fight of free speech in entertainment. 

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