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  • 60 Minutes: Studs Terkel segment

    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 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

  • Edge, episode #107: Studs Terkel interview

    Edge, episode #107: Studs Terkel interview

    Studs Terkel discusses his new book, “Race” and some of the most compelling stories he’s heard in his career of documenting oral history.  He tells these stories with the backdrop of related video footage of the world of work, the Great Depression, World War II, and race relations in America. Continue reading

  • [Studs Terkel birthday video]

    [Studs Terkel birthday video]

    A compilation of Studs Terkel footage and photos spanning throughout his entire career. Continue reading

  • [Studs On A Soapbox raw: Mirko #4]

    [Studs On A Soapbox raw: Mirko #4]

    Raw footage of an interview for the program “Studs On A Soapbox.” Tom Weinberg and others visit Studs Terkel at his home in Uptown. This is a continuation from the last tape. In this video, Terkel takes the crew through his home and shows them various memorable pictures from his life and other transcripts for his newest book. Terkel also fixes drinks for his guests and they all watch the 2000 Presidential election unfold on television. Continue reading

  • [Studs Terkel with Dave Marsh, part 1]

    [Studs Terkel with Dave Marsh, part 1]

    Raw footage of Studs Terkel with music critic Dave Marsh on WFMT, who is promoting his new book “The Heart Of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made.” Terkel plays clips from Marsh’s list of the greatest rock singles ever made while Marsh explains their deep connections to society and culture. (Note: while music plays, their dialogue is inaudible.) Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw #107]

    [Rostenkowski raw #107]

    Raw footage from the 1981 documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of the House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. In this tape, U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill is interviewed briefly. He, predictably, praises Rostenkowski. He says that he would prefer that Rostenkowski take the Majority Whip job that has been offered him by House majority leader Jim Wright, rather than take the Chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee. He explains the responsibilities of a House Majority Whip, and informs us that is the third highest leadership position in the House. After the interview is some shots of the large, ornate doors leading to the House Ways and Means Committee office. Rostenkowski explains that his name will be on the door, if he decides to take the job. Continue reading

  • [Rostenkowski raw #205]

    [Rostenkowski raw #205]

    Raw footage from the 1981 documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. At a rally for Rostenkowski in the field house in Chicago’s Pulaski Park (which sits in Rostenkowski’s district on Chicago’s northwest side), a candidate for judge is giving a speech offscreen while the camera captures various audience members. Next Rostenkowski gives a speech. In the speech, he discusses various issues, including: the importance of voting; the late Mayor Daley; social programs proposed by the Democrats; the importance of staying in a “changing neighborhood”; commitment to one’s neighborhood; extending the “L” to O’Hare airport (and telling the residents that it will raise the property values); and his family’s decision to stay in Chicago rather than move to Washington D.C. At around eleven minutes, a member of the camera crew on the stage knocks something over, startling Rostenkowski during his speech. The tape abruptly ends at just over fifteen minutes. Continue reading