This I Believe. Bob Hawk worked his way through college by giving dramatic recitals of one-act plays. At the age of 18, he was teaching English in a junior high school. Later, he worked for a loan company, read poetry on the air, carried mail, sold pianos, and operated a telephone switchboard. All of this may well have prepared him for his present job as CBS Comedy Quizmaster, in which the unpredictable is the rule. Here is Bob Hawk's creed.