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Jean Shepherd's America; Devil on the Bayou, The


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Jean Shepherd's America
Devil on the Bayou, 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

Program Description

Humorist Jean Sepherd, as the devil, spends a weekend in New Orleans. You can see him playing chess, slurping oysters, or accompanying the Olympia Brass Marching Band on kazoo when Jean Shepherd’s America joins “The Devil on the Bayou.”

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Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Jean Shepherd's America; Devil on the Bayou, The,” 11/04/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 23, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82348DF07012474BAAF4F6CBB1514ABB.
MLA: “Jean Shepherd's America; Devil on the Bayou, The.” 11/04/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 23, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82348DF07012474BAAF4F6CBB1514ABB>.
APA: Jean Shepherd's America; Devil on the Bayou, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_82348DF07012474BAAF4F6CBB1514ABB
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