From the 1950s through 1997, Louis "Studs" Terkel, bestselling author of Working, The Good War, Coming of Age, and eight other books, hosted a daily one-hour show on WFMT radio in Chicago. This nationally syndicated, Peabody Award-winning program was an ideal showcase for his curmudegeonly wit, his maverick opinions, and his genius as an interviewer.
With his singular blend of intellect, grit, and intuition, Studs draws his guests into spirited dialogues about their accomplishments, their setbacks, and their most enduring dreams. Each individual interview is a unique portrait of one of the key personalities of our time; taken together, the interviews provide unparalleled insights into the ideas and events that have shaped our lives.
About the Author:
Studs Terkel was a free spirit, an outspoken populist, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, a terrible ham, and one of the best-loved characters in the American scene. Born in New York in 1912, he has lived in Chicago since 1923.
Publication date: 05/05/2005
Unabridged, 7.5 hours