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Is it True What They Say
Airdate: Monday - April 4, 1966

WOR Show
Original Airing

First Line After Theme Ends
Gotta adjust all the controls here (Singing) 
Show Description
"There is a motion picture based on old Shep" Shep sings "Is it true what they say about Dixie" KOS Radio "This radio station salutes all the true believers: - Think in terms of cliches - Is life a gigantic multiple choice game? - Dear friend - the meaning has changed - Did you ever feel that you're jinxed? Stepping on cracks on sidewalk Shep relates story when he stepped on a crack as a kid and worried about his mother. Says that the step on a crack and break your mother's back jinx goes on to say 'and you'll have bad luck forever' Shep gets a lifetime subscription to a magazine and recently got a notice that it is being cancelled. Shot putting in high school.
The motion picture he refers to is "A Thousand Clowns" by Herb Gardner There seemed to be an air of discontent in Shep's attitude as he speaks about capitolism and all the money at WOR not going to all the right people. He mentions having bad luck forever, when crupling a piece of paper he jokingly asks Leigh(?) "you know what this is, maybe I shouldn't" and flattens it out again. He does the WOR id by saying "speaking of God"
Speaking of God - This is WOR
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Not Determined
By: Jim Clavin
Date: -
Rating: Not Rated
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