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  • [Studs Terkel interview with Jackie Bange]

    [Studs Terkel interview with Jackie Bange]

    Jackie Bange of WGN News interviews Studs Terkel at his home in Chicago. The video includes both the raw footage and the finished piece that aired on WGN. This tape also includes a recording of a WGN nightly newscast from late 2000 and two full episodes of This Old House.

  • The Good War

    The Good War

    Prologue Theatre’s 1991 musical production of Studs Terkel’s award-winning “The Good War.” Using a simple set and minimal props, the cast evokes myriad characters whose monologues voice the different perspectives of those alive during World War II, including American soldiers, German soldiers, nurses, teenagers, Japanese civilians, and scientists.

  • [Studs Terkel at the Wells-Grand talking about Thanksgiving 1933 and prohibition repeal]

    [Studs Terkel at the Wells-Grand talking about Thanksgiving 1933 and prohibition repeal]

    Brief segment where Studs Terkel revisits the Wells-Grand Hotel, the men’s hotel operated by his parents, and reminisces about Thanksgiving following the prohibition repeal.

  • [Studs On A Soapbox raw: Mirko #3]

    [Studs On A Soapbox raw: Mirko #3]

    Raw footage of an interview for the program “Studs On A Soapbox.” Tom Weinberg and others visit Studs Terkel at his home in Uptown. Terkel discusses a variety of topics including: his current book, Will The Circle Be Unbroken?, his writing process and methodology, his work ethic, and a little bit about his wife Ida, who had fairly recently passed on.

  • [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.)

  • [Rostenkowski raw #106]

    [Rostenkowski raw #106]

    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, Joseph K. Dowley, chief counsel to the Way and Means Committee, is interviewed. He discusses what a “powerful and important position” the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee is, and informs us that it has traditionally been a stepping-stone to the House Speakership.

  • [Rostenkowski raw #204]

    [Rostenkowski raw #204]

    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). The tape opens with Nick Melas, President of the Chicago Sanitary District, giving a speech. Dan O’Brien, Illinois state legislator and Democratic Committeeman for Chicago’s 43rd Ward, speaks to the crowd after being introduced by Rostenkowski. After O’Brien, an unidentified speaker, who is not on camera (the camera seems to be pointed toward the ground) urges to the audience vote the straight Democratic ticket, reminding them that: “the party is more important than any of us.” The next speaker is Lester Foreman, candidate for Circuit Court Judge. Then Morgan Finley, candidate for Clerk of Cook County Circuit Court, is introduced by Rostenkowski. His walk down the isle is reminiscent of flamboyant boxing champ, complete with wailing sirens, handshaking, and confetti. At the end of the tape, an unidentified speaker, presumably the emcee, urges the precinct captains in attendance to take the rally signs home, and then display the signs on election day.

  • [Rostenkowski raw: Mayor Jane Byrne]

    [Rostenkowski raw: Mayor Jane Byrne]

    Raw footage for the 1981 documentary “Rostenkowski,” a portrait of House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski, a powerful figure in Chicago (and national) politics. Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne is interviewed about Dan Rostenkowski. Byrne comments on Rostenkowski’s importance to Chicago and the country; how Rostenkowski’s leadership role in Congress will help large cities; and how Rostenkowski was able to secure Presidential Inauguration tickets for her and other prominent Chicago politicians. Mayor Byrne also tells an amusing anecdote about the time Rostenkowski accidentally referred to her as “Mayor Daley.”

 
 
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