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December 7th in Shep History

1957 Jazz Loew's Sheridan - Jazz Concert

1962 Radio Never Admit Anything

1965 Radio Boredom; Coke Bottle in the Office

1972 Radio Beethoven

1973 Radio Program Before 12/7/41 Bulletin

1976 Radio Selling Christmas Cards

1982 Movies First draft of shooting script for "A Christmas Story"

2010 Books Parody and Taste in Postwar American Television Culture

Recent News
November 20, 2015

Jean Shepherd's "A Christmas Story"
The Truth Behind The Classic Movie
An Illustrated Lecture by Steven Glazer who explains many of the stories behind the Story.
  Time and Location. . .
October 18, 2015

Shep Childhood Home Home Historic Presercation Announcement
2907 Cleveland Street
On October 16, 2015 on the anniversary of Shep's passing, Nick Mantis announced his nomination of the house at 2907 Cleveland Street for historical preservation citing that there are no monuments or statues that commemorate one of America's greatest storytellers. Nick is the filmmaker of the upcoming documentary "Shep".
  2907 Cleveland Street
>>> Youtube Video <<<
September 8, 2015

1971 KRAB Interview
On October 23, 1971, as part of promoting his book Wanda Hickey . . . , Jean Shepherd and Leigh Brown were Interviewed by Greg Palmer, Lorenzo W Milam and Helen Norton - KRAB radio in Seattle Washington. The interview lasted about 2 hours and can be heard at the link below.
>>> Link to KRAB webpage and interview <<<
August 9, 2015

The Story of Schwartz
Updated information
Thanks to extensive research on the part of Steve Glazer, we now know that Schwartz was not 'shot down over Italy' as Shep wrote in his book "InGod We Trust. . . "
  Read what really happened here. . .
July 8, 2015
Tom with his autographed Red Ryder
Region broadcaster, TV personality Tom Higgins dies at 82
Interviewed Shep May 15, 1995
Tom Higgins, a longtime Northwest Indiana broadcaster and newsman known for his wry sense of humor and quick wit, died Tuesday at age 82 after a three-year battle with cancer. Tom was working for WYIN Channel 56 - Gary Indiana when he interviewed Shep and presented him with a Toledo Mudhens baseball cap. Shep was in town to receive an award at Indiana University.
  The Tom Higgens Interview
>>> NWI Times Article <<<


Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: November 20, 2016
Protesters Bit
Airdate: November 13, 1963

Replay Date: November 13, 2016
The Detroit Tigers/Chicago White Sox Riot
Airdate: July 16, 1976

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Notes 11-25-2016

April 1985
"Jean Shepherd's America"
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May 12, 1985
Shepard Makes Impressive Series Return
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October 24, 1999
My good fortune to have known Jean Shepherd
Notes 11-20-2016

April 16, 1985
Mosquitoes and Moon Pies - Okefenokee Swamp
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April 30, 1985
Filthy Rich at Last
Notes 11-20-2016

May 7, 1985
Bourbon and Major Wilkes' Rocking Chair - the Old South
Notes 11-20-2016

May 21, 1985
Vacations - The Great American Tourist Trap
Notes 11-20-2016

May 28, 1985
Cha-Cha Lessons On C Deck at 9am - Cruise Ship
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