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Jean Shepherd's America; Down in Death Valley


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Jean Shepherd's America
Down in Death Valley
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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’s America follows the trail of the 49ers as humorist Jean Shepherd and his trusty burro, Flower, wander among mirages and cacti.

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Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Jean Shepherd's America; Down in Death Valley,” 11/04/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 26, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7063091468714D85B5AE96B433320F3B.
MLA: “Jean Shepherd's America; Down in Death Valley.” 11/04/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 26, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7063091468714D85B5AE96B433320F3B>.
APA: Jean Shepherd's America; Down in Death Valley. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7063091468714D85B5AE96B433320F3B
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