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That Old Feeling: Shepherd and His Flock
Richard Corliss on Jean Shepherd, radio's greatest storyteller, and his Night People

I'm startled awake by the galloping rhythms of Eduard Strauss' "Bahn Frei" polka, blasting from the 50,000-watt signal of WOR radio in the New York suburb of Carteret, N.J., to my home in Philadelphia. It's one in the morning on any summer weeknight in 1956, and a 12-year-old should be deep asleep...

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