The Citrus County Chronicle was a small county-seat weekly when Gerry Mulligan joined it in the late 1970's. Over the next 43 years, he led the charge to turn the newspaper into a seven-day daily in one of the state's fastest growing markets. Along the way he was bitten by snakes, screamed at by sheriffs, maligned by politicians and ultimately had 'poop in his shoe' from his own dog. Over four decades, he never once missed writing his weekly column....
Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island and directed by world-renowned photographer Bert Stern, Jazz on a Summer's Day features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Anita O'Day, Chuck Berry, Dinah Washington, and closes with a beautiful rendition of The Lord's Prayer by Mahalia Jackson at midnight to usher in Sunday morning.