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Working With Studs

07/04/11 7:00PM

AP Photo/Fred Jewell
Louis "Studs" Terkel
Tune in Monday night at 7 for "Working with Studs;" a remembrance told in a seamless blend of documentary and reminiscence by a crew of Stud's co-workers paired with previously unheard tapes of Studs Terkel himself.

Studs Terkel is an iconic voice in radio. He set out when radio was still a new technology. His work has been a force preserving the oral history of working class America.  Studs' energetic voice is nothing short of inspirational. His charisma and curiosity brought out the truth people didn't even know they had in them until they were interviewed by Studs. The Studs Terkel Program aired on 98.7 WFMT Chicago five days a week from 1952 - 1997.

Our own Walter Parker interviewed Studs Terkel in 2005 to promote his book And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey. And after his passing in 2008, Commentator Bill Mares recalled his experience with the crackerjack interviewer and radio icon, Studs Terkel.

 

 

 

 

 


 

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old_radio, studs_terkel, radio_history, remembrance chicago public _radio media arts

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