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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