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Summary

Salute to Trouble
Airdate: Wednesday - April 21, 1965

WOR Show

Show Description
Exploding cigars and the gosh commercial as a pop art medium. 3 or 4 years ago Shep predicted people would pattern their behavior on people of the past. One of the games in reading a tabloid newspaper is finding the news amongst all the Alexander ads for girdles. Decisive people. What if "Lefty", the new guy at the WOR sales meeting one day pulls out a blue steel roscoe and starts waving it around and proclaims that all the big accounts are now his and he's in charge. Shep's friend Joe who started in the mail room of a radio station in now one of the 7 most important guys in the industry. When asked about his success, he tells Shep that 999,999 people out of a million have no ideas about anything. And the other person also has no ideas but doesn't let anyoner know. He's decisive, so everyone follows his lead. How many times is brass confused with talent? Obnoxiousness confused with talent. The number of truly talented people is almost non-existent. You can watch a whole week of television and not see a talented person. Mediocrity: The writer who was so good, that 10 days after coming up with 7 great ideas, was out. The mediocre writing team rejected the writer who was so good. The fear of ideas.
Notes
Don is engineer Ideophobia- Fear of ideas.
Commercials
First National Health Agncy
Kent
Macleans Toothpaste
Miller Beer
Movie Promotion
Parks Sausage
Music
First Film Music
Needs to be ID'd
Bye Bye Blues
Engineer and others in Booth
Don
Rating
Not Rated
Summary By
Jim Clavin
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Database ID #: 19650421W
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Schmidco Comments: Leaves for Austrailia Sunday 4/18 - 4/19, 4/21, 4/22 pre-taped for play during trip
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  Source Ref # Source Title / Desc
  Alan Kalish
Pete Delaney  
A Fratelli
Gene Bergmann  
Gary Hines  
JSP (FHC) N2
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  Lee Rotter
  Goldindex 77658 The Jean Shepherd Show. April 21, 1965. WOR, New York. Participating sponsors. Part of the opening and closing themes have been deleted. A tough lecture to the management of WOR. "We got a new regime here." A decisive failure...but dynamic "Brassy" people (he means "Ballsy"). The practical joke, the exploding cigar. Jean Shepherd. 43:57. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.
Hartwest - Radio Again  
Dictaphone  
"Mead"  
Bruce Clark  
Brian Gelber  
The Brass Figlagee  
Art Shifrin
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