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Jean Shepherd's America; Filthy Rich at Last

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Jean Shepherd's America
Filthy Rich at Last
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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

Jean Shepherd’s America visits the rarefied atmosphere of the very, very rich. Has humorist Shepherd found a lifestye to which he can become accustomed? Stay tuned!



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Barzyk, Fred (Series Producer)
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