Red Baron Flying Ace
Thursday - September 28, 1972
Kid asks Shep to write a book report for him about Robert Service - complete with notes and tape recorded observations.
"Sense of Humor" and characteristic of "Dishonesty" as a distinction of all mankind from the animals.
Listener letters consistently report "I am one of the true people." "No one ever believes he is a bad guy." JS
Rise in the serious belief in actors as "profound thinkers" and "truthful people"
Perfect political candidate of the future seen as a black medical doctor of one-third Indian background who is a successful actor.
Emphasis on ancient rather than contemporary history noted.
Manfred von Richthofen ("Red Baron") cited as example of a "spectacular character" who created classic aerial tactic formations in WW.I
Discussion of theories about the final defeat of the Red Baron.
Additional facts about the Red Baron's life
Shep is reminded twice to do the commercials - "Don't worry, I'm on
top of it"