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Bob Newhart Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley interview

27 Sep, 2013

Newhart discusses his career and winning his first Emmy after 50 years in the business in this interview for PBS.

I found the most difficult thing when you became successful – when I had the record album, it won Album of the Year – that you were cut off from the source of your material. Your material was everyday people and you were kind of cut off from that and you had to work at it. You had to – I go into a city and people stop me and they say, “You sure look like him” and I say, “Yeah, I’ve been told that.”