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Jean Shepherd's America; One Man’s Version Of Heaven Is A Super Howard Johnsons With 28 Flavors And No Lines For the Rest Rooms. Mine Is A Fast-Moving Stream.

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Series
Jean Shepherd's America
Program
One Man’s Version Of Heaven Is A Super Howard Johnsons With 28 Flavors And No Lines For the Rest Rooms. Mine Is A Fast-Moving Stream.
Program Number

101

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

Originally broadcast in 1971. One man’s version of heaven, say Jean Shepherd, is a super Howard Johnsons with 28 flavors and no lines for the rest rooms. But Shepherd himself would gladly skip all 28 for a fishing rod and a fast-moving stream in Maine. The “dream” was to fish from the banks of the Kennebec River and that’s what he finally gets to do. Shepherd mainly loses his bait, but comes up with some good stories, anyway

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
Humor
Creators
Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Jean Shepherd's America; One Man’s Version Of Heaven Is A Super Howard Johnsons With 28 Flavors And No Lines For the Rest Rooms. Mine Is A Fast-Moving Stream.,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AF5DA710AFD849F0AFA1D6F5882FD384.
MLA: “Jean Shepherd's America; One Man’s Version Of Heaven Is A Super Howard Johnsons With 28 Flavors And No Lines For the Rest Rooms. Mine Is A Fast-Moving Stream..” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AF5DA710AFD849F0AFA1D6F5882FD384>.
APA: Jean Shepherd's America; One Man’s Version Of Heaven Is A Super Howard Johnsons With 28 Flavors And No Lines For the Rest Rooms. Mine Is A Fast-Moving Stream.. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_AF5DA710AFD849F0AFA1D6F5882FD384
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