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About This Interview
Studs Terkel (1912 - 2008) was interviewed for one-and-a-half hours in Chicago, IL. Terkel related the history of the "Chicago School" of television (including his relationships with Burr Tillstrom, Fran Allison and Dave Garroway) and spoke in detail about his own program, Stud's Place and efforts to keep the show on the air after he was blacklisted. After the program went off the air, Terkel became one of America's premier oral historians and radio interviewers. The interview was conducted by Karen Herman on July 19, 1999.