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Jean Shepherd's America; There’s More to Life Than A Hostess Twinkie

07/11/1972


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Series
Jean Shepherd's America
Program
There’s More to Life Than A Hostess Twinkie
Program Number

105

Series Description

In these humorous and affectionate television poems, humorist Jean Shepherd celebrates America in all its richness and diversity -- from cars to candy, baseball to beer, motels to money. Each week a different aspect of our national psyche is explored as Shepherd travels to the Okefenokee Swamp, Death Valley, Milwaukee, the Old South, and other far-flung locations -- using the PCP-90 portable camera.

See April and May 1971 Program Guides for cover stories. Series release date: 4/11/1971

Program Description

Jean Shepherd is a man with a mission, a cause, something to believe in. Food. Especially American food. He thinks it’s great, that it smells good, tastes good, and looks good. Anything from Maine lobster to Klondike bear stew, they’re all the Mona Lisa to him.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
Humor
Creators
Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Jean Shepherd's America; There’s More to Life Than A Hostess Twinkie,” 07/11/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0C5B54C2A79D4A66AC34094E918B6846.
MLA: “Jean Shepherd's America; There’s More to Life Than A Hostess Twinkie.” 07/11/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0C5B54C2A79D4A66AC34094E918B6846>.
APA: Jean Shepherd's America; There’s More to Life Than A Hostess Twinkie. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0C5B54C2A79D4A66AC34094E918B6846
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