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Jean Shepherd's America; I Might Even Snag One for Old Ahab Himself

08/15/1972


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Series
Jean Shepherd's America
Program
I Might Even Snag One for Old Ahab Himself
Program Number

110

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 fishing fanatic, so he can’t resist a try at the fabled waters of Florida’s Black Water Bay. Predictably, he comes up with no fish, but he meets Sea Weed Ernie and tells tall tales.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
Humor
Creators
Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Jean Shepherd's America; I Might Even Snag One for Old Ahab Himself,” 08/15/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7C48CFC7844E4782A3380E13DF6D11C8.
MLA: “Jean Shepherd's America; I Might Even Snag One for Old Ahab Himself.” 08/15/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7C48CFC7844E4782A3380E13DF6D11C8>.
APA: Jean Shepherd's America; I Might Even Snag One for Old Ahab Himself. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7C48CFC7844E4782A3380E13DF6D11C8
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