Episode of the WTTW show Chicago Tonight, featuring segments on immigration, United Flight 93, and The Pump Room restaurant. Continue reading
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STUDS’ PLACE: LOST AND FOUND SEPTEMBER 5, 2012, 5:30-7:30pmFREE ADMISSION Free non-alcoholic beverages Birthday cheesecake courtesy of Eli’s Cheesecake Museum of Broadcast Communications360 N. State St., Chicago, ILguarantee your seats by rsvp’ing to firstname.lastname@example.org On September 5, you will have the first opportunity to see footage from four lost episodes of the seminal Chicago TV show Studs’ Place. Unseen for 60 years, these kinescope recordings of the live show were recently discovered in Terkel’s basement. This amazing find increases the … Continue reading
Studs Terkel died three years ago yesterday, on October 31, 2008. In January 2009, about 200 of Studs’ close friends came to the Chicago Cultural Center to tell their favorite Studs stories and jokes and to remember his life and work. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?amp;v=FOv_mjlL9jw] Two Studs Terkel classics are now on DVD: It’s a Living (1974), the documentary based on Working, and Studs on a Soapbox (2000), a look at the feisty raconteur over several decades. The trailers are below … Continue reading
This tape features a ten minute edited version of the Studs Terkel memorial service that took place on January 30, 2009 at the Chicago Cultural Center. The video offers a brief summary of the night, highlighting some of the stand-out moments of the event. Nearly five hundred people gathered to honor Terkel’s memory. Good friends and colleagues share their personal stories and thoughts on Terkel’s life and legacy. Terkel’s son, Dan Terkell, also shares a few kind words about his father. Continue reading