WGBH Openvault

Jean Shepherd's America; Mosquitoes and Moon Pies

Swamp


License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Series
Jean Shepherd's America
Program
Mosquitoes and Moon Pies
Program Number

201

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.

Duration

00:30:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Topics
Humor
Creators
Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Jean Shepherd's America; Mosquitoes and Moon Pies,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FE93878BE0924D64B5011A7BD4A5FDDD.
MLA: “Jean Shepherd's America; Mosquitoes and Moon Pies.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <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
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.