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Studs Terkel
(1912 - )

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Radio host, oral historian, and interviewer Studs Terkel was born in the Bronx on May 16, 1912. He received a law degree from the University of Chicago in 1934. Terkel worked as a news commentator and radio host in the 1940's. He had his own television show from 1949-1953.  He wrote a jazz column for the Chicago Sun Times and acted. In 1958 he began the long-running daily radio show, "The Studs Terkel Show" on WFMT in Chicago. In the 1960's Terkel began writing oral histories. He won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction for The Good War (1984).

Works include: Division Street (1967); Hard Times (1970); Working (1974); American Dreams: Lost and Found (1980); The Great Divide (1988); RACE (1992); My American Century (1997); and The Spectator: Talk About Movies and Plays With Those Who Made Them (2000)

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