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October 5, 2005 1:57 PM   Subscribe

Studs Terkel, lengendary historian and radio host pays a visit to Democracy Now! today. Audio and Video, as well as the transcript of this historic interview are here. Also, the WBAI pledge drive is this week too, please give what you can.
posted by wheelieman (16 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I know I promote Democracy Now! a lot on here, I just think its the most important and realistic news show out there. Matt or Jess please delete this if you dont think we need any more promos for this
posted by wheelieman at 1:59 PM on October 5, 2005

Wow, no comments 15 minutes after I posted. That crappy of a post
posted by wheelieman at 2:58 PM on October 5, 2005

Here, I'll help. Studs Terkel's Conversations with America are hosted (and designed) by Matrix at Michigan State University.

For my money, America needs more Studs Terkel and less Karl Rove.
posted by beelzbubba at 3:04 PM on October 5, 2005

I see a post beginning with "Studs Terkel", my first thought is "Shit, he's dead." Glad that's not the case.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 3:10 PM on October 5, 2005

sorry, I seem to be having some sort of posting problem today. Twice today, my posts have appeared as doubles.

I read the transcript of the interview. Studs is still a stud. The man is amazing. When I was kid, fer chrissakes, Studs had a weekly show on the radio in Chicago. TV, too.

A new heart valve at 93. I am impressed and inspired.

OF course, more inspired by his being the conscience of an America that caredand acted accordingly.
posted by beelzbubba at 3:12 PM on October 5, 2005

i found naomi klien's interviews on democracy now to be some of the best i've heard on DM.

i sent some loot to kpfk earlier this year for just this reason.
posted by specialk420 at 4:11 PM on October 5, 2005

That was great. Thanks for the heads up.
posted by homunculus at 6:53 PM on October 5, 2005

Just a friendly FYI Wheelieman; it's not considered good form to cheerlead your own post.

Yeah PinkStainlessTail, my heart skipped a beat getting all ready for obit-filter. Whew!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:08 PM on October 5, 2005

Cheerlead? I was putting my post down if you ask me. You MeFites need a good debate tonight because I can see your foaming at the mouth for a flamefest. Ahh community blogs, it was fun while it lasted.
posted by wheelieman at 7:14 PM on October 5, 2005

MeTa post in 5....4,,,,,3,,,
posted by wheelieman at 7:15 PM on October 5, 2005

Please delete the last 2 posts by me, on the grounds that they didn't make any sense whatsoever.
posted by wheelieman at 7:24 PM on October 5, 2005

Democracy Now .. I think I've seen that in the nether regions of cable TV. There's a lady who doesnt wear any makeup who hosts. ...maybe a faint moustache too. That's an alarming contrast to all the other TV Ladies that bring U the News of The World on Tee Vee. Obviosly DN doesnt give a hoot if they arent marketable to the mainstream.
just sayin .
Any yes, Studs is da Man.
posted by celerystick at 9:48 PM on October 5, 2005

Don't you criticize The Amy!
posted by ao4047 at 10:23 PM on October 5, 2005

i so need to read stuff by people like Studs right now. because if he can quote, "Hope dies last," then i can try harder to keep mine alive.

and i am so fucking excited that the Chicago Historical Society is going to make his tapes available to all. what a boon!
posted by RedEmma at 10:23 AM on October 6, 2005

posted by Mephistopheles at 8:12 AM on October 7, 2005

If you want to listen to Democracy Now on your computer they also podcast the show. A great way to keep on top of what's going on if you're out of the country.
posted by blueberry at 8:34 AM on October 7, 2005

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