The Recording of America

Friday, November 07, 2008


Studs Terkel, who died recently at the age of 96, spent the majority of his life documenting the lives of others – very often everyday, working-class people he believed were “uncelebrated and unsung.” From coal miners and sharecroppers to gangsters and prostitutes, every American had a story to tell and Terkel wanted to hear it. Publisher Andre Schiffrin talks about Terkel's singular gift for oral history.

Comments [4]

Mark Jeffries from Chicago, IL

The story was not originated by Fixed Noise, wingnut moron. It was an AP story.

And what's your problem with the First Amendment? Is it the same problem you have with African-Americans, Latinos, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, Jews, non-submissive women, gays and lesbians?

Nov. 29 2008 01:53 PM
David Rowe from Lawrenceville, NJ

OTM loves to poke at Fix News as the ones who start the culture wars and then reports on them.

But the full story - and really, a better On The Media story - would have been to report on THIS media buy: You can't make this stuff up!,2933,450445,00.html

Well, at least Fox did. Maybe it's because they aren't "edited by Brooke."

Nov. 15 2008 07:10 AM
Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Thank you for this coverage of one of my lifelong heroes and a true national treasure.

Nov. 12 2008 03:02 PM
Christopher Collins from Albany NY

So I was curious, why do all the Public Radio shows (Fresh Air, TAL, you guys) seem to be using the same audio clips about Studs Terkel?

Nov. 10 2008 02:36 PM

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