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Radio Commentator Jean Shepherd Meets Lee De Forest During WW2

While a 17 year old in the Army during World War II, Jean Shepherd who was attending a radio training school, was introduced to Lee De Forest, often described as the inventor of the vacuum tube. Shepherd and a buddy did not know who De Forest was, however. Shepherd describes this episode in a radio broadcast of 5-17-1968, one of his many broadcasts in a career on New York radio that began in the 1950s.
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