[Studs Terkel in Hamburg, Germany]

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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.



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