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Jean Shepherd's America; Chicago, Chicago, that Toddlin' Town


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Jean Shepherd's America
Chicago, Chicago, that Toddlin' Town
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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’s Chicago? It’s the White Sox; Dave Garroway; the White Sox; Kukla, Fran and Ollie, and, of course, the White Sox. Humorist Jean Shepherd is joined by Chicagoan Studs Terkel in a celebration of The Windy City.



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Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Jean Shepherd's America; Chicago, Chicago, that Toddlin' Town,” 11/04/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 28, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5CEB76C7DB1941A69B1045B5706D1070.
MLA: “Jean Shepherd's America; Chicago, Chicago, that Toddlin' Town.” 11/04/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 28, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5CEB76C7DB1941A69B1045B5706D1070>.
APA: Jean Shepherd's America; Chicago, Chicago, that Toddlin' Town. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5CEB76C7DB1941A69B1045B5706D1070
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