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Jean Shepherd's America


Death Valley Trip # 49: NTW Dub of Original - 8/98 - Reel 49

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Jean Shepherd's America
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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

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Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Jean Shepherd's America,” 11/11/1984, GBH Archives, accessed April 15, 2021,
MLA: “Jean Shepherd's America.” 11/11/1984. GBH Archives. Web. April 15, 2021. <>.
APA: Jean Shepherd's America. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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