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  • [Interview with Studs Terkel]

    [Interview with Studs Terkel]

    00:00 Camera starts rolling in mid sentence as an interview with Studs Terkel begins. He says he met the poet Nelson Algren years ago shortly after world war two, maybe 1945. We were both on the Illinois writer’s project. He was adapting material for radio, ABC, a series called Author’s Playhouse, adaptation of books. Terkel was adapting one of Algren’s books for radio, A Bottle of Milk for Mother about a mugging and killing. 02:02 Terkel says he did another … Continue reading

  • Image union, episode 1033

    Image union, episode 1033

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. A documentary shot at the Veterans’ Day Parade in Chicago on June 19, 1986. Videomaker Denis Mueller interviews Vietnam vets who have been scarred by their experiences in the war and are now ardent anti-war activists, and are opposed to many policies of Ronald Reagan’s administration. A highlight comes when Barry Romo, one of the founders of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, speaks to high schoolers about the gruesome realities of fighting in a war. Continue reading