Hope files suit over AMC docu

Comedian upset over airing of footage

NEW YORK — Rather than being honored by American Movie Classics’ documentary “Bob Hope: The Road to the Top,” the legendary comedian was aghast.

Hope filed suit Friday in U.S. District Court claiming that the program, which aired earlier this summer, used video footage, still photos and home movies without his permission.

In addition to suing AMC for unspecified damages, Hope also filed suit against the documentary’s producers, Iambic Prods. Ltd. and National Video Corp.

An AMC rep said the network had no comment.

AMC is owned by Rainbow Programming Enterprises, the programming arm of the Woodbury, N.Y.-based Cablevision Systems Corp.

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