Monday, May 19, 2014

Happy 100th Birthday Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel was born on May 16, 1912 in New York City. He was a prolific journalist, radio interviewer, and oral historian, who authored numerous books. Studs Terkel won two Pulitzer Prizes for his books: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do (1974) and The Good War: An Oral History of World War II (1984). Studs Terkel started his career in the New Deal's WPA (Works Progress Administration) Writers Division in radio. Terkel attributed his excellent interviewing skills to listening respectfully to his subjects. He focused on topics such as The Great Depression, American history, work, jazz, civil rights, and spirituality. Terkel died on October 31, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.

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