Farewell to Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian of the everyman, has passed away at the ripe old age of 96. (Get the NYTimes obit here.) Below, we have a lengthy conversation with Terkel, recorded when he was 91. As you’ll see, being a nonagenarian did little to slow him down.

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  • Nick Moroney says:

    Farewell Studs – you contributed mightily to America the beautiful, painting a beguiling picture of a big, brash and fascinating country, whether your respondents were famous or obscure, struggling or diletante. You were one with the heartbeat, always right there – the rhythm of your work and the pulse of the people were as one. Peace, and to the coming good times, Nick Moroney(a long time admirer)

  • Dan Colman says:

    Well said, Nick!

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