Lenny Bruce was Bob Hope’s favorite of the new comedians. Bruce was “pure show business. . . . He talked our language.” After attending one of Bruce’s performances, Hope said “he asked me seriously if I had a spot on my TV show for him. Now I admired the man but with that kind of material? I thought fast and said, ‘Lenny, I think you’d do better on educational television.’” Walter Cronkite was less enthusiastic, as indicated in a letter to cartoonist Jules Feiffer.