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  • Rita on the Ropes

    Rita on the Ropes

    Black and white film made by Tom Palazzolo, 2001. Rita, a young high school student recounts and reflects on her life in a monologue played over footage of her wandering through various beautiful and often strange Chicago locations. The filmmaker’s daughter Amy plays the young woman, with a voice-over by Deborah King. Continue reading

  • 60 Minutes: Studs Terkel segment

    60 Minutes segment. Carol Marin interviews Studs Terkel about his new book “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?,” which collected oral histories of people talking about death. “I have a faith, but it’s a here and a now. I do envy those who have a faith, because if they believe that it gives them solace.” He also talks about the death of his wife, Ida, and how it gave a sense of urgency to the writing of this book. When asked whether the idea of dying himself interested him as an opportunity to answer the ultimate question, Terkel responds, “Where would I get a tape recorder?” Also includes footage of Terkel out on the streets of Chicago. Continue reading

  • C-Span in Depth live interview with Studs Terkel, part 1

    Callers phone in and send e-mails to ask questions of Studs Terkel, who engages them in discussion interwoven with his powerful storytelling.  Part 1 of 2. Continue reading

  • C-Span in Depth live interview with Studs Terkel, part 2

    Callers phone in and send e-mails to ask questions of Studs Terkel, who engages them in discussion interwoven with his powerful storytelling. Part 2 of 2. Continue reading