Jean Shepherd's America; Great American Tourist Trap, The
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- Jean Shepherd's America
- Great American Tourist Trap, The
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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
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What’s the difference between scenic splendor and tacky trash? Very little, when humorist Jean Shepherd dons straw hat, oversized sunglasses and gaudy shirt to become a charter member of that teeming, thriving group: American tourists. Jean Shepherd’s America goes from Parrot Jungle to Television Stars’ Hall of Fame, and points between, in “The Great American Tourist Trap.”
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- Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
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