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Jean Shepherd at the Airlie Seminar on the Art of Radio (1977), a meeting of public radio producers and managers. Shepherd tells his signature story, "Little Orphan Annie and the Secret Decoder Ring," about a boy's loss of innocence. In the Q&A, Shepherd dismisses radio as "just a bunch of goddamn wires," protesting that radio was not his medium. The audience disagrees.
Jean Shepherd at NYU (1975). Shepherd expounds on college life, including a Fig Newton-eating contest with disasterous consequences.