Four Decades with Studs Terkel

Four Decades with Studs Terkel

by Studs Terkel
     
 

Since the 1950s, Louis "Studs" Terkel, best-selling author of Working, The Good War, and eight other books, has been hosting a daily one-hour radio show on WFMT in Chicago. This nationally syndicated, Peabody Award-winning program is an ideal showcase for his curmudgeonly wit, his maverick opinions, and above all, his genius as an interviewer.

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Overview

Since the 1950s, Louis "Studs" Terkel, best-selling author of Working, The Good War, and eight other books, has been hosting a daily one-hour radio show on WFMT in Chicago. This nationally syndicated, Peabody Award-winning program is an ideal showcase for his curmudgeonly wit, his maverick opinions, and above all, his genius as an interviewer.

Four Decades with Studs Terkelbrings together 40 of Studs' most important interviews from the 1950s, '60s, '70s, and '80s. With his singular blend of intellect, grit and intuition, Studs draws his guests---artists, philosophers, scientists, activists, and many others---into spirited dialogues about their lives, their accomplishments, and their most enduring dreams. Each interview is a unique portrait of one of the most fascinating individuals of our time; taken together, the interviews provide unparalleled insights into the key ideas and events that have shaped our world for the past 40 years.

Editorial Reviews

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In The Spectator, a compendium of forty-five years of wonderful conversations with film and theater people—the everybodies who talk to Studs actually include a mime...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565110038
Publisher:
HighBridge Company
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Edition description:
4 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.48(w) x 1.56(h) x 7.14(d)

Meet the Author


STUDS TERKEL (1912-2008) was a free spirit, an outspoken populist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a terrible ham, and one of the best-loved characters on the American scene. Born in New York in 1912, he lived in Chicago for over eight decades.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 16, 1912
Date of Death:
October 31, 2008
Place of Birth:
New York, NY
Place of Death:
Chicago, IL
Education:
J.D., University of Chicago, 1934

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