31 October 2008

Studs Terkel (1912-2008)

Long time radio personality and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Studs Terkel has died in Chicago at age 96. There, very appropriately, will be a host of notices and remembrances and appreciations in the coming days. Here is part of the initial wave from The Nation and The Chicago Tribune. Terkel and I are both alums of the University of Chicago which is in the process of trying to establish a major institute named for the late, unlamented ideologue Milton Friedman. I look forward to the day when there is a similar move on campus to commemorate Studs.

Update 1 November: Here are more recollections and tributes, most with various links - The Nation (again), In These Times, and The New York Times, . . .

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