Jack Benny was born today in 1894. When radio was king, Benny was the King of Radio. With such a fragmented culture -- don't believe it? try looking at the list of names of the Top 10 selling albums -- it's amazing to consider a time when literally everyone sat down at the same time to listen to a radio show. That's what Jack Benny was like. Even as a kid in the 1960s, I knew the name of Jack Benny. How many kids under 10 today would know the name of a TV star from the 1980s -- Alan Alda, say, or Ted Danson, or Tony Danza?