“Oh Howard, You Idiot!”

Season 5 - EP9

Episode 9“Oh Howard, You Idiot!”

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Howard Hughes lands his plane

Howard Hughes lands his plane after completing a record-breaking flight from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey
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A billionaire turned recluse befriends a minor novelist. Together they seize the public’s imagination. Kind of. The true story behind the greatest autobiography you’ve never read.

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Sources and Links

  • Voice actor Alex Robertson
  • BBC Motion Gallery / Getty Images
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • Footage supplied by CBS News