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A conversation with Studs Terkel
Charlie Rose, Wednesday, April 19, 2000
Studs Terkel

Journalist and author Studs Terkel, honored this week with the Polk Career Award given by Long Island University, talks about his career compiling oral histories. Terkel muses about journalists' obsession with anniversaries of historical events. (timspalding)

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Studs Terkel was born in New York City to Russian Jewish immigrants. He moved with his parents to Chicago where his parents ran a boarding house. Though graduating from law school, Terkel chose not to practice law. He joined a theater group and did other work until he began writing. In the 1950's, he was blacklisted from television for refusing to sign a loyalty oath to CBS. He was married to social worker Ida Goldberg for 60 years before her death in 1999. Studs Terkel is survived by one son, Dan Terkell.
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