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Jean Shepherd's America; Perpetual Swish Of Windshield Wipers Is the Soundtrack of Our Lives, The

08/02/1972


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Series
Jean Shepherd's America
Program
Perpetual Swish Of Windshield Wipers Is the Soundtrack of Our Lives, The
Program Number

107

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

Shepherd thinks he knows the ultimate dream of every American male - to sit in the driver’s seat and drive to the ends of the earth. Right or wrong, moving along the turnpike is an unquestionable part of the American mystique. So Jean Shepherd drives along, relaxed, watching America go by the window.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
Humor
Creators
Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Jean Shepherd's America; Perpetual Swish Of Windshield Wipers Is the Soundtrack of Our Lives, The,” 08/02/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4820359BF4E496CBD23931CFF950126.
MLA: “Jean Shepherd's America; Perpetual Swish Of Windshield Wipers Is the Soundtrack of Our Lives, The.” 08/02/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4820359BF4E496CBD23931CFF950126>.
APA: Jean Shepherd's America; Perpetual Swish Of Windshield Wipers Is the Soundtrack of Our Lives, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_A4820359BF4E496CBD23931CFF950126
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