Mar 16, 2018
By Michael Kramer
More than 5,600 of Studs Terkel’s radio interview programs on the Chicago station WFMT – will be released to the public.
May 16th is the launch date for The Studs Terkel Radio Archive – the 106th birth anniversary of the late author, activist and oral historian. Terkel died in 2008 at age 96.
From 1952 to 1997 Terkel made oral history popular – by interviewing both celebrated and everyday people – for the books he wrote – and on WFMT.
Among the radio interviews to be released are those with Martin Luther King Jr., Simone de Beauvoir, Bob Dylan, Cesar Chavez and Toni Morrison.
Terkel won the 1985 nonfiction Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Good War’; An Oral History of World War II.
The archive will be available on studsterkel.org.