Jean Shepherd Obituary

Radio storyteller Jean Shepherd died this past weekend at age 78. His nightly live program on clear-channel station WOR in New York City was a beloved institution in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Shepherd was an actor, a writer, a painter, and a screenwriter. But his ability to spin a long story, five nights a week in a studio, and on Saturdays before a live audience, was unequalled. Shepherd was also an NPR commentator for a number of years in the 1980s. He wrote and narrated the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story," and starred in a number of PBS specials. (8:00)

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The music played after the obit was Franz Kresiler's Syncopation form the CD Vienna Salon.

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