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  • The Last Frontier

    Satire about a futuristic world where homeless people are paid to have advertising tattooed onto their foreheads. Continue reading

  • Occupation

    Documentary about a sit-in conducted by Harvard University students in 2001 to protest the low wages of Harvard employees. The sit-in lasted 21 days and eventually resulted in the adoption of a living wage of at least $10.83/hour for university employees. The cameras follow both the students occupying the administration building and the activity outside. We also get interviews from the Harvard employees involved in the strike and news coverage of the event. Continue reading

  • [Studs Terkel in Hamburg, Germany]

    Raw footage. Studs Terkel walks the streets of Hamburg, Germany, and reminisces about his time there in 1968. “Hamburg, in a way, represents the world… It’s almost a cosmopolitan city, it’s a port city.” When asked how he feels after living for 90 years, Terkel responds, “I want my epitaph to be ‘Curiosity did not kill this cat!'” He also talks about his new book, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?.” When asked if the book has a somewhat morbid topic (death), Terkel responds that death is the only experience that we all will share that we know nothing about, and that it emphasizes the importance of living. “To me, you’re remembered not for dying, but for living.” He talks about his method of collecting oral histories and his love for his subjects. “Celebrities bore me. But the people you ask about their lives come alive!” He talks about the people he interviewed for his recent book and says that when he dies he wants to be cremated and have his ashes scattered at Bughouse Square in Chicago. Continue reading

  • [Jim Abbola interviews Studs Terkel]

    [Jim Abbola interviews Studs Terkel]

    Jim Abbola interviews Studs Terkel. They discuss Terkel’s most recent book, Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Difficult Times, and the ideal of hope in American society. Continue reading

  • I Remember, episode #114

    I Remember, episode #114

    A 2002 Milwaukee Public Television produced series “I Remember” featuring a half hour interview with Studs Terkel. Jim Peck interviews Terkel on location in Chicago. Continue reading

  • I Remember, episode #115

    I Remember, episode #115

    Jim Peck, host of “I Remember” for Milwaukee Public Television, interviews Studs Terkel for a second installment. Terkel talks about his early days as an actor and broadcaster in Chicago and describes the interviews that influenced him the most. Continue reading