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Blank on Blank: Maya Angelou on Con Artist (1970)

Blank on Blank "The only way you can be a mark is if you want something for nothing. If you're greedy, you're set up." - Maya Angelou, as told to Studs Terkel in 1970

Studs Terkel on Death and Forgiveness in America

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch I’ve chosen two interviews from Terkel’s oral history of death which stayed with me these last 13 years. The first focuses on an impulse that may be among the hardest to understand and yet most moving to...Show More Summary

Today in Media History: Remembering one of the 20th century’s great interviewers and listeners, Studs Terkel

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On October 31, 2008, the media reported on the death of author and broadcaster Studs Terkel, one of the great interviewers and listeners of 20th century America. Here is a story from the Associated Press: “Louis Terkel arrived here as...Show More Summary

'Working' people have an audience

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Studs Terkel's groundbreaking book, Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do, a collection of interviews with working Americans, from fashion models to coal miners. Working established an audience for first-person stories about real, everyday lives. As such, it has influenced storytellers and...

Maya Angelou Talks About Her Stepfather’s Long Con in a Rare 1970 Interview with Studs Terkel, Animated for PBS

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In the most recent episode of the PBS animated series “Blank on Blank“, the illustrious poet and author Maya Angelou talks about Daddy Clidell (her stepfather) and and a long con that he arranged against a racist shop owner in Tulsa, Oklahoma in a rare 1970 interview with the legendary Studs Terkel for WFMT radio. […]

Studs Terkel on Death and Forgiveness in America

This article originally appeared at TomDispatch.com. To receive TomDispatch in your inbox three times a week, click here.   Studs Terkel, who put oral history on the American map with one spectacular book after another, was a small man who had a knack for making everyone around him feel larger than life. He taught me [...]

'You Got Into My Heart Violently, But You’re There'

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Studs Terkel on Trauma, Death, and Forgiveness in America Studs Terkel, who put oral history on the American map with one spectacular book after another, was a small man who had a knack for making everyone around him feel larger than life. Show More Summary

'You Got Into My Heart Violently, But You’re There'

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Studs Terkel on Trauma, Death, and Forgiveness in America Studs Terkel, who put oral history on the American map with one spectacular book after another, was a small man who had a knack for making everyone around him feel larger than life. Show More Summary

Tomgram: Studs Terkel on Death and Forgiveness in America

2 months agoNews : TomDispatch

I’m a forty-six-year-old woman of Jewish-Gentile descent -- my father’s a Jew, my mother’s a Gentile...

Studs Terkel Audio Archive to Go Online

5 months agoArts : ArtsBeat

A digital archive of Terkel's oral histories is one of 177 projects funded by new grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

On the Studs Terkel Radio Archive: A Conversation With Tony Mancaluso

Studs Terkel is a Chicago institution, and he's ready for a reboot. As one of the animating personalities in Thomas Dyja's excellent The Third Coast: How Chicago Built the American Dream, Dyja lovingly describes Studs' as the figureShow More Summary

Veteran Latino journalist, Alejandro Escalona, wins Studs Terkel award

Alejandro Escalona is one of the four journalists receiving the Studs Terkel Community Media Award Thursday. Given by the Community Media Workshop, celebrating its 25th anniversary, the awards recognize journalists that do work in the...Show More Summary

Pocket Guide To Hell Presents 'Studs' Place' At The Hideout

Get the experience of watching a live television performance of 'Studs' Place,' Studs Terkel's '50s television show, at the Hideout, Sunday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. The show will be recreated and performed live at the front bar while being projected before an audience seated in the back. There is a $10 suggested donation. [ more › ]

When Studs Terkel Talked With Bob Dylan

Today at Open Culture, Slate’s own Rebecca Onion highlights this Studs Terkel interview of Bob Dylan, which was recently added to YouTube by GionoFilm. The audio is from a rebroadcast of a conversation that first aired on WFMT’s TheShow More Summary

Andre Schiffrin, Rebel of Corporate Publishing, Dies

(PARIS) — Literary editor Andre Schiffrin, who gave readers Art Spiegelman, Michel Foucault and Studs Terkel before he was forced out of commercial publishing in a defining battle between profits and literature, has died in Paris. He was 78. Show More Summary

A Studs Terkel Thanksgiving

I could do Thanksgiving alone. Lots of people do that. Hanging up the phone, I could barely remember why she cancelled. Something about "needing space." But I was already getting ready to be a frozen turkey dinner tough guy. Remembering,...Show More Summary

Lawyer For NFL Players Sidelined Permanently….True Chicago Style?

Chicago is a great city, a peculiarly American city. Carl Sandburg’s City of Broad Shoulders, it is the old and the new Mayor Daley, Studs Terkel and Mike Royko. It is an architect’s city, big, friendly and Midwestern. But even long after Al Capone was taken down over taxes, Chicago seems to grow tax scams. At [...]

Dave Isay on a decade of StoryCorps and the art of listening

BY: ALEXANDRA PRIMIANI Ten years ago, Dave Isay began StoryCorps, a project dedicated to the lives and histories of the “uncelebrated,” a term coined by oral historian Studs Terkel, who dedicated his own life to telling the stories of regular Americans. Beginning with a recording booth in...

'Working' on Labor Day with Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel was a master storyteller, or maybe story-listener. His oral histories showed that with the right ear, he could make an interview something special -- he got to the heart of things, to the hearts of people.

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