PBS NewsHour

John Hodgman's new book explores the gift of losing status

Clip: 10/19/2019 | 5m 6s Video has closed captioning.

From frequent flyer programs to customer loyalty rewards to secret clubs, there are many ways some Americans chase status. But to author and comedian John Hodgman, losing that status can be as illuminating as the journey. Hodgman recently spoke to NewsHour Weekend's Christopher Booker about life since becoming a "very famous minor television personality" and his new book, "Medallion Status."

Aired: 10/19/19

Rating: NR

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