Studs Terkel Died Today

Studs Terkel was a great radio interviewer and oral historian. His politics were thoroughly progressive, and I’m sure that he would have loved to have gotten the chance to vote for Barack Obama on Tuesday.

He was 96 years old.

Here’s the (short) AP story on his death.

And here’s a YouTube of Terkel talking briefly about what he looks for when he goes in search of a new book to read:

 

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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