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Shep Related News
August 1st in Shep History

1956 Article Night People's Hoax On Day People Makes Hit With Book Folks

1956 Article The Book That Wasn't

1956 Short Stories and Columns by Shep Onward and Upward For Nothing-Heads

1957 Jazz Jazz Under The Stars

1962 Radio Amusement Section


1963 Article Form & Function, 1916-63

1963 Radio Mr Chuckie's Fashion News, Army Life

1964 Auto Rally Village Voice Car Rallye

1965 Auto Rally Village Voice Car Rallye

1965 Radio Village Car Rallye

1966 Radio FM broadcasts stop

1966 Radio 1st AM Show "Oh Boy, Talk About Gomorrah!"

1967 Radio The Bandini

(?) Radio Shepherd In Bmidgy Minnesota

1973 Radio The Piano Corurse

1975 Radio "Teeth" - Giant Crocodile

1982 Books Hoosier Folk Legends

1985 Article Jean Never Looks Back To 'Good Old Days'

2002 Books New York, Year by Year:

2006 Books Natural Selection:

2006 Movies My Summer Story Re-Released on DVD

Recent News
November 23, 2014

"Channel Cat in the Middle Distance"
Long lost documentary
Back in 1966, when Jonathan Sanger was a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communications, he made a film with his classmate Al Tedesco, called Channel Cat in the Middle Distance. Thanks to Jonathan who preserved the 16mm film and has since digitized it, we are able to see some very rare footage of Shep at work and play.
  More on the documentary. . .
October 31, 2014

A Major Award!
Shep received a "Doctor of Letters" from New England College in 1986 where he also gave the commencement address that year. Thaks to Steve Glazer and Frank Hall for the info.
  Here's more. . .
October 16, 2014

Remembering Shep
"I was this kid see. . ."
It has been 15 years since Jean Parker Shepherd passed away. He once said: "Can you imagine 4,000 years passing, and you're not even a memory? Think about it, friends. It's not just a possibility. It is a certainty." Only 3,985 more years to go! Thanks to the many fans who recorded his shows, we will be able to enjoy Shep's distinct voice and form of humor for many more years. Shep has the distiction of having succeeded in just about every form of medium in the entertainment business. Radio, TV, Records, Books, Magazines, Live Stand-up Performances, Off-Broadway Acting, and even Commercials were all in his portfolio.
  Listen to some Shep. . .
October 15, 2014

Author will be portrayed
Actor Bennett Ayers will portray noted writer and storyteller Jean Shepherd (1921-99), the author of "A Christmas Story," Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, Madison. Ayers will recount stories about Shepherd's childhood in Hammond, as well as his career in radio and as a writer, according to a press release.
>>> Batesville Herald-Tribune <<<
October 12, 2014

Jean Shepherd's FIRST wife
Thanks to Steve Glazer we now have confirmation of the longtime rumor of Shep's 1st marriage, (before Joan Warner, 1950). It was to a girl named Barbara Mattoon who was not only from Hammond but also worked at WJOB while Shep was there. This brings the total number of wives to 4. Barbar Mattoon (1947), Joan Warner (1950), Lois Nettleton (1960-67), and Leigh Brown (1977-98).
  More about Shep's 1st wife. . .


Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: July 18, 2015
Moving Pianos
Airdate: July 15, 1965

"Worst Night - June 30, 1975"
"Rock Collector - July 7, 1975"
Thanks to Gary from California for the dates.
What's New
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December 1, 2003
Duty, Honor, Victory:
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March 10, 2004
Where Does It Happen:
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December 5, 2005
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August 1, 2006
Natural Selection:
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June 1, 2009
1959: The Year Everything Changed
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November 24, 2009
The Jazz Loft Project:
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November 26, 2009
America's Film Legacy:
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May 5, 2010
Understanding Children as Consumers
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