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  • Studs’ Place: Policemen’s Ball

    Studs’ Place: Policemen’s Ball

    “Policemen’s Ball,” an episode of “Studs’ Place,” has Win disappointed when his romantic plans with Grace are (seemingly) foiled by her interest in a mysterious gentleman caller. The episode also features a musical number by Chet and Win. Continue reading

  • Join us for Studs’ Place at Hideout November 11

    Join us for Studs’ Place at Hideout November 11

    We’re excited to be part of this special event. Hope to see you there! The Chicago Television Project: Studs’ Place Pocket Guide to Hell presents Studs’ Place, a live performance of a NEW episode of the classic Studs Terkel television show, at the Hideout (1354 W Wabansia) on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at 7 PM. There is a $7-10 suggested donation.   In honor of the yearlong Studs Terkel centennial, Pocket Guide to Hell is producing a new episode of the … Continue reading

  • Studs’ Place: Piggy Bank

    Studs’ Place: Piggy Bank

    “Piggy Bank,” and episode of “Studs’ Place,” features Chet, Win, and Studs trying to convince Grace to smash open her piggy bank. Features songs from Chet and Win, and ends with a solicitation for the Red Cross’s relief effort for victims of the Great Flood of 1951. Continue reading

  • Studs’ Place: Card Shark

    Studs’ Place: Card Shark

    “Card Shark,” an episode of “Studs’ Place,” features Studs and Chet trying to beat a card shark at his own game. They plan to expose the alleged traveling salesman as a hustler in order to protect the community. Their plan backfires after they jump to conclusions. Also featuring a song from Win Stracke. Continue reading

  • Studs’ Place: Bowling

    Studs’ Place: Bowling

    “Bowling,” an episode of “Studs’ Place,” has Studs, Chet, and Willie trying to tell Win that he’s been kicked off their bowling team. All the while, Studs has to get himself out of an obligation with his wife to go to a dance. Studs finds an ingenious way to restore Win’s hurt feelings and go to the dance, but his plan backfires on him. The episode also features a musical performance by Win. Continue reading

  • Studs’ Place: Arthritis

    Studs’ Place: Arthritis

    Holiday episode of “Studs’ Place.” The episode, “Arthritis,” focuses on themes of charity and deceit. The episode begins with Studs confusion about the pile of solicitations he receives in the mail every holiday season. Studs receives $52 from his Christmas Savings Fund. He saved $1 every week for the year so he’d have money for gifts during the holiday season. He plans to buy a phonograph. Sparky, a friend of Chet’s, enters the restaurant, and, coincidentally, needs $50 to get to New York City. The episode ends with a twist. Continue reading

  • Interviews With Interviewers… About Interviewing

    Interviews With Interviewers… About Interviewing

    Skip Blumberg interviews a variety of “interviewers” about their work. These people include regular journalist type reporters, such as Mike Wallace, Barbara Walters, Studs Terkel, and Susan Stamberg; plus a psychoanalyst, Dr. Joel Kovel; and a police interrogator, Sean Grennan. Blumberg gets very honest responses (a tribute to his own interviewing skills) and manages to provide a fascinating look at why we like interviews, how they differ from normal conversations, and the psychological impact on both parties. Each subject has a different take on their work, which makes for interesting viewing. Some good quotes include: Continue reading

  • A Conversation with Studs Terkel and Andrew Patner

    A Conversation with Studs Terkel and Andrew Patner

    Studs Terkel speaks with Andrew Patner at the University of Chicago. Continue reading