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Jean Shepherd's America; Bourbon and Mayor Wilkes' Rocking Chair


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Jean Shepherd's America
Bourbon and Mayor Wilkes' Rocking Chair
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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

Spanish moss ... stately mansions ... a mint julep, fine cigar and the rocking chair on the veranda ... the best of the Old South comes to life when Jean Shepherd’s America pays a visit. But wait, what’s this about a peanut boil?

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Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Jean Shepherd's America; Bourbon and Mayor Wilkes' Rocking Chair,” 11/04/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F35B1833676E4FE185FB667E5E6B7836.
MLA: “Jean Shepherd's America; Bourbon and Mayor Wilkes' Rocking Chair.” 11/04/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 16, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F35B1833676E4FE185FB667E5E6B7836>.
APA: Jean Shepherd's America; Bourbon and Mayor Wilkes' Rocking Chair. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F35B1833676E4FE185FB667E5E6B7836
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