Monday, August 22, 2011

A Genius of Radio

Jean Shepherd.


Best known for writing and narrating A Christmas Story, but in reality an outstanding genius of storytelling in the 50s, 60s, and 70s on WOR radio in New York. His name has come up in two recent memoirs I have been reading bringing back many an evening with the transistor radio beneath my pillow, waiting for the trumpet fanfare of the Bahn Frei Polka to begin.

He also did several different PBS series whose clips are to be found on (you got it) You Tube. He could be off the wall but was able to utilize his radio voice and delivery along with video to make some interesting points. Here is on that sees the George Washington Bridge in all its artistic glory.

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