Many celebrities appear in old TV film
clips highlighting this 20th TV Anniversary salute to Jack Benny. His contemporary guests include Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Dinah Shore with cameos by Lucille Ball, Dean Martin, Red Skelton, Mary Livingston, Eddie
"Rochester" Anderson, Mel Blanc, Benny Rubin, Dennis Day and Don Wilson.
On the day of his funeral service, a memorial to Jack Benny, featuring excerpts from his radio and television programs. Benny is heard on The Ed Sullivan Show & The Dinah Shore Show. There are words of praise from Danny Kaye, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Mel Blanc, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, and Frank Nelson. At his funeral service, CBS correspondent Richard Threlkeld reports. There are comments from Milton Berle, Danny Thomas, Ronald Reagan, & Bob Hope. Also interviewed is William S. Paley. Written & hosted by Charles Kuralt.
Jerry Haendiges hosts this tribute 7 days after Jack Benny's death. There is
a brief biography of Benny's career and complete radio broadcasts from the 1940's, including two Jack Benny programs with Mary Livingston, Don Wilson, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Dennis Day and Phil Harris. From 1945 we hear a complete program of Screen Guild Theater with Benny, Jean Hersholt, Barbara Stanwyck, Basil Rathbone, and Michael Curtiz. Announcer Truman Bradley is also heard. Mail Call from Armed Forces Radio presents a program with Benny, Claudette Colbert, Jinx Falkenburg, Paulette Goddard and Jeanne Crain. And from Hallmark Playhouse James Hilton introduces "My
Financial Career" starring Jack Benny,
which is heard in its entirety.