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Jean Shepherd's America; And The Bad Guys Are Back On The Shore, Shaking Their Fists

07/11/1972

NTW Dub of Original - 8/98


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Series
Jean Shepherd's America
Program
And The Bad Guys Are Back On The Shore, Shaking Their Fists
Program Number

106

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 remembers one comic-strip from his boyhood in which the hero gets away in a houseboat. The bad guys are faked out, and left back on the shore shaking their fists. Ever since that time, Shepherd has wanted to be the “houseboat hero.” And now he gets his big chance on Jean Shepherd’s America. No bad guys this time, and no chase. Just Jean Shepherd on a houseboat.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
Humor
Creators
Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Jean Shepherd's America; And The Bad Guys Are Back On The Shore, Shaking Their Fists,” 07/11/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6431110CB4E4503A0F188CA87718F7C.
MLA: “Jean Shepherd's America; And The Bad Guys Are Back On The Shore, Shaking Their Fists.” 07/11/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6431110CB4E4503A0F188CA87718F7C>.
APA: Jean Shepherd's America; And The Bad Guys Are Back On The Shore, Shaking Their Fists. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C6431110CB4E4503A0F188CA87718F7C
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