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Jean Shepherd American Humorist

September 5, 1962

In 1962 Shepherd came to Boston and did a live TV show from a dock on the Charles River where the Police came up in a launch and wondered what was going on. Shep ad-libbed wonderfully through it, on camera. (Dan Beach) Check out the link to the Blog by Fred Barzyk where he tells about how he was a young 22 year old director at WGBH and 'discovered' Shep for this, the first of many, shows on WGBH. According to Fred Shep told the 'Orphan Annie decoder ring' story, the 'blind date' story

Production Information:
Studio / Network: WGBH Boston
Director: Fred Barzyk
Asst Director:
Producer: Fred Barzyk
Executive Producer:
Running Time: 30 minutes
Related Plots and Story Lines Used
Links to Further Information:
• Blog by Fred Barzyk
• Blog by Dan Beach
Photos:


August 15,1962
Letter from Shep to Fred Barzyk - photo copyright Dan Beach - used with permission

Courtesy: Dan Beach


September 05,1962
Nashua Telegraph Listing

Courtesy: Steve Glazer


September 05,1962
Newport Daiy News Listing

Courtesy: Steve Glazer


1962
Jean Shepherd on the dock behind the Museum of Science for his first TV show with Fred Barzyk. With him is a GBH Staffer Margy Pacsu.

Courtesy: Dan Beach


1962

Courtesy: Dan Beach