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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 22, 2013

NPR plays Shep's eulogy to JFK
interview with Eugene B Bergmann
On November 25th many NPR stations will be playing Jean Shepherd's November 25th 1963 show on which he talks about Kennedy and politics in general. How they affect our lives. Gene talks about the effect that the assassination had on Shep Shep did not play his usual theme song at the start or finish of his show for the entire week out of respect and spent the week doing shows related to the subject.
>>> PRX website. . . <<<
October 29, 2013
Scott Schwartz (Flick) poses next to the statue
Hammond statue to immortalize 'A Christmas Story' prank
By Andy Grimm Tribune reporter
Visitors to the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond will get a special treat now after the unveiling of a statue of Flick in the famous "Triple Dog Dare" scene from A Christmas Story. The statue was cleverly placed right up against the existing flagpole in front of the center to complete the scene.
>>> Chicago Tribune website. . . <<<
October 1, 2013

Marching Band Pileup Nearly Takes Out High School's Entire Tuba Section
Where's Wilbur Duckworth when you need him?
Like a scene right out of "Great American Fourth of July" (upper left in photo) the Lake Travis High School Marching Band find themselves in a choreography snaffu. As the band goes into a reverse march, the leading (trailing?) sousaphone player trips and begins a 'domino effect' as the others back into and trip on each other.
>>> Youtube video. . . <<<
September 23, 2013
Photo Credit: Elena Dijour /
How Corporations Co-opted the "Flash Mob"
AlterNet / By Paul Krassner
Paul Krassner who was one of many people inspired by Shep has penned an article about modern day flash mobs being used by corporations for marketing purposes. Beginning with the seventh paragraph he makes the "Shepherd" coinnection.
>>> Article. . . <<<
August 5, 2013
Gene on CBS
"Shep's Army" - on the march!
The Interviews (UPDATE 3)
Gene Bergmann kicked off his promotions for "Shep's Army" by appearing on CBS New York Sunday Morning July 21st at 8:40am. Next on the schedule: August 10 - Joe Franklin Show on Bloomberg Radio (taped phone interview) August 11 - 7pm to 9pm - Golden Age of Radio with Max Schmid - WBAI NY Live on phone August 16, 11:00pm - YesterdayUSA with John and Larry Gassman - August 24 - NPR Weekend edition with Scott Simon, Saturday (taped interview) September 1 - 8pm - 21st Century Radio with Dr Bob Hieronimus - WCBM 680 Baltimore September 16 - BOB EDWARDS SHOW - SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO
>>> 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

What's New
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Notes 11-25-2016

April 1985
"Jean Shepherd's America"
Notes 11-25-2016

May 12, 1985
Shepard Makes Impressive Series Return
Notes 11-25-2016

October 24, 1999
My good fortune to have known Jean Shepherd
Notes 11-20-2016

April 16, 1985
Mosquitoes and Moon Pies - Okefenokee Swamp
Notes 11-20-2016

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
What's New