Studs Terkel on His Memoir “Touch and Go” plus the Iraq War, NSA Domestic Spy Program, Mahalia Jackson, James Baldwin, and the Labor Movement
Amy broadcasts from Chicago, the hometown of very special guest for the hour — broadcaster, author, social historian, American legend, Studs Terkel. Born in 1912 in New York City, Studs Terkel moved with his family to Chicago at the age of ten, where he spent most of his life. Over the years he has worked as an activist, a civil servant, a labor organizer, a radio DJ and a television actor. But he is best known as a Chicago radio personality and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Interviewed by Amy Goodman
Originally broadcast on 11/13/2007, 60 Minutes