Smothered: The Great Smothers Brothers Censorship Wars ()

directed by Maureen Muldaur
featuring Bill Maher, Tom Smothers, Dick Smothers, Joan Baez, Rob Reiner

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With their blend of folk singing and stand-up comedy, Tom and Dick Smothers became a popular nightclub attraction in the early 1960's and were frequent guests on many television variety shows of the day. In 1967, in a bid to win younger viewers away from NBC's perennially popular western series Bonanza, CBS gave The Smothers Brothers an hour-long comedy-variety series airing on Sunday evenings The show became an unexpected hit, and in their second season, The Smother Brothers and their writing staff (which at the time ...

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