Studs Terkel

About Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel is an award-winning author and broadcast personality. He began his career in Chicago where he worked with the radio division of the WPA Writers Project. During his early years on the radio, he featured music ranging from folk to opera to jazz. Over the years, his programs evolved to an interview format, including his award-winning show, The Studs Terkel Program. His first book, Giants of Jazz, was published in 1956. Ten years later, he released his first book of oral-history interviews, Division Street: America, which was followed by a succession of oral-history books on the Depression, World War II, race relations, working, and the American dream.

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