Book Discussion on Touch and Go: A Memoir

Studs Terkel talked about his book Touch and Go: A Memoir, published by New Press. The 95 year-old author was interviewed at his home… read more

Studs Terkel talked about his book Touch and Go: A Memoir, published by New Press. The 95 year-old author was interviewed at his home in Chicago. Mr. Terkel discussed his early life, his career in television and radio, his political views, and his thoughts about aging and death. 

Studs Terkel was born in May of 1912, three weeks after the Titanic sank. He is the author of 12 books of oral history including, Hard Times, Working, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Good War. He was the host of a pioneering Chicago television show in the 1950's called “Studs Place” and a radio host for WFMT in Chicago for 50 years. close

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Nov 3, 2007
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Nov 1, 2008

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  • Nov 03, 2007 | 12:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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