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Jean Shepherd's America; I Love Cars, So There, Ralph Nader


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Jean Shepherd's America
I Love Cars, So There, Ralph Nader
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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

What a red-blooded car fanatic wouldn’t give to supervise the assembly of his own car or hop into a 1924 Dusenberg and take a lap around the Indianapolis 500 track in the company of racing great “Duke” Nalon. Humorist Jean Shepherd does all this and more when Jean Shepherd’s America starts the engine.

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Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Jean Shepherd's America; I Love Cars, So There, Ralph Nader,” 11/04/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 21, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_16E307163F694942BCED8609ECD37831.
MLA: “Jean Shepherd's America; I Love Cars, So There, Ralph Nader.” 11/04/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 21, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_16E307163F694942BCED8609ECD37831>.
APA: Jean Shepherd's America; I Love Cars, So There, Ralph Nader. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_16E307163F694942BCED8609ECD37831
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