Jean Shepherd Beyond 'A Christmas Story'11:15
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Flick's tongue gets stuck to a pole after agreeing to a triple-dog-dare. (Screenshot/"A Christmas Story")
Flick's tongue gets stuck to a pole after agreeing to a triple-dog-dare. (Screenshot/"A Christmas Story")
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For many families, watching the 1983 film "A Christmas Story" is a holiday tradition. The cable channel TNT broadcasts a 24-hour marathon of the movie between Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

We revisit our 2013 story about the man behind the film: the late radio host Jean Shepherd. Shepherd's book was the basis for "A Christmas Story," and he also co-wrote and narrated the movie. But Jean Shepherd had an extensive career beyond "A Christmas Story."

Eugene Bergmann, author of “Excelsior, You Fathead!: The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd,” joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to talk about it.

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This segment aired on December 25, 2015.

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