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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

  • Studs Terkel at 95: "Ordinary People are Capable of Doing Extraordinary Things, and That’s What It’s All About. They Must Count!"

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    Celebrations and tributes are taking place across the country to mark the 95th birthday of Studs Terkel, the legendary radio broadcaster, oral historian and author. The Chicago History Museum is hosting a party today in honor of Studs, and a skywriter will fly over the city to spell out happy birthday wishes. WFMT, the local station Studs long called his radio home and where he is known as the "resident free spirit," will devote the entire day’s programming to him. Studs Terkel joins us from a studio in Chicago for a wide-ranging conversation about his life, his work and his thoughts on the past century. [includes rush transcript]