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Jean Shepherd's America; Mosquitoes and Moon Pies


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Jean Shepherd's America
Mosquitoes and Moon Pies
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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

In the season premiere, humorist Jean Shepherd assumes the role of Swamp Man, searching for his roots and a pickerel “so big you don’t dare look it in the eye”, as Jean Shepherd’s America visits the Okefonokee Swamp.



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Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Jean Shepherd's America; Mosquitoes and Moon Pies,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE93878BE0924D64B5011A7BD4A5FDDD.
MLA: “Jean Shepherd's America; Mosquitoes and Moon Pies.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 17, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE93878BE0924D64B5011A7BD4A5FDDD>.
APA: Jean Shepherd's America; Mosquitoes and Moon Pies. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE93878BE0924D64B5011A7BD4A5FDDD
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