|Born||May 16, 1912 |
New York City
Louis "Studs" Terkel (born May 16, 1912) is an American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. Events 1204 - Baldwin IX Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire. Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting The City of New York Events 1204 - Baldwin IX Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire. Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created
Terkel was born in New York, New York to Russian Jewish parents, but at the age of eight, he moved with his parents to Chicago, Illinois, where he has spent most of his life. The City of New York Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. His father, Robert, was a tailor and his mother, Anna (Finkel) was a circus performer. He had two brothers Ben and Meyer. From 1926 to 1936, his parents ran a rooming house that was a collecting point for people of all types. Terkel credits his knowledge of the world to the tenants who gathered in the lobby of the hotel and the people who congregated in nearby Bughouse Square. In 1939, he married Ida Goldberg and had one son, Paul (also known as Dan), named after Paul Robeson. Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson ( April 9, 1898 &ndash January 23, 1976) was a multi-lingual American Actor, athlete
Terkel received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1934, but says instead of practicing, he wanted to be a concierge at a hotel and also joined a theater group. Juris Doctor (abbreviated JD or JD, from the Latin, Teacher of Law) is a first professional graduate degree and Professional The University of Chicago Law School, having recently celebrated its centennial in the 2002-2003 school year has established itself as a high profile part of the University of 
Terkel joined the Works Progress Administration's Federal Writers' Project, working in radio, doing work ranging from voicing soap opera productions and announcing news and sports, to presenting shows of recorded music and writing radio scripts and advertisements. The Works Progress Administration (renamed in 1939 the Work Projects Administration; WPA) was the largest New Deal agency employing millions of people The Federal Writers' Project (FWP was a United States federal government project to fund written work and support writers during the Great Depression. Radio is the transmission of signals by Modulation of electromagnetic waves with frequencies below those of visible Light. A soap opera is an ongoing episodic work of Fiction, usually broadcast on Television or Radio. A sportscaster, (also sports announcer, sport commentator or sport presenter) is a type of Journalist on Radio and/or Television Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. Terkel is well known for his radio program titled The Studs Terkel Program that aired on 98. 7 WFMT Chicago between 1952 and 1997. WFMT is a fine arts and Classical music FM radio station in Chicago, Illinois. The one-hour program appeared each weekday during all of that time. He interviewed guests as diverse as Bob Dylan, Leonard Bernstein and Alexander Frey. Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section --> WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes Alexander Frey is a Symphony orchestra conductor known for his electrifying passionate performances
Terkel published his first book, Giants of Jazz, in 1956. He followed it with a number of other books, most focusing on the history of the United States people, relying substantially on oral history. Oral history can be defined as the recording preservation and interpretation of historical information, based on the personal experiences and opinions of the speaker He also serves as a Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence at the Chicago History Museum. Chicago History Museum (formerly known as the Chicago Historical Society) was founded in 1856 He appeared in the movie based on the Black Sox Scandal, Eight Men Out. The Black Sox Scandal refers to a number of events that took place around and during the play of the 1919 World Series. Eight Men Out is an American dramatic sports film released in 1988 based on 8 Men Out, published in 1963 by Eliot Asinof. He played newspaper reporter Hugh Fullerton, who tries to uncover the White Sox players fixing to throw the 1919 World Series. Hugh Fullerton III (1873 - 1945 was an influential American sportswriter of the first half of the 20th century The 1919 World Series matched the American League champion Chicago White Sox against the National League champion Cincinnati Reds.
Terkel got his nickname when he was acting in a play with another person named Louis. In order to keep the two straight, the director gave Terkel the nickname Studs after the fictional character Studs Lonigan, of James T. Farrell's trilogy, which Terkel was reading at the time. Studs Lonigan is the subject of a trilogy of novels by American author James T James Thomas Farrell ( February 27, 1904 - August 22, 1979) was an American Novelist.
Terkel is perhaps best known for his oral histories, such as the 1970 book Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression, for which he assembled recollections of the Great Depression spanning the socioeconomic spectrum, from Okies, to prison inmates, to the wealthy. Oral history can be defined as the recording preservation and interpretation of historical information, based on the personal experiences and opinions of the speaker Okie is a term dating from as early as 1907 denoting a resident or native of Oklahoma. His 1974 book Working, in which (in the words of the subtitle) "People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do" was also highly acclaimed. (Working was made into a short-lived Broadway show in 1978 and telecast on PBS in 1982. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located The Public Broadcasting Service ( PBS) is a Non-profit Public broadcasting Television service with 354 member TV stations in the ) Terkel won the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for The Good War, which challenged the prevailing notion that, in contrast to the Vietnam War era, World War II was a time of unblemished national solidarity, goodwill, and unified purpose. The Pulitzer Prize, ˈpʊlɨtsɚ PULL-it-sər is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in Newspaper journalism, The Good War An Oral History of World War Two (1984 is a telling of the Oral history of World War II written by Studs Terkel. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, or the Vietnam Conflict, occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including In 1997 Terkel was elected a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters and in 1999 he received the George Polk Career Award. The American Academy of Arts and Letters is a 250-member organization whose goal is to "foster assist and sustain excellence" in American Literature,
In 2004, Terkel received the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award as well as an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Colby College. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Elijah Parish Lovejoy ( November 9 1802 &ndash November 7 1837) was an American Presbyterian minister, Doctor of Laws ( Latin: Legum Doctor, LLD) is a Doctorate -level Academic degree in Law. Colby College, founded in 1813, is an American private liberal arts college located on Mayflower Hill in Waterville Maine. In August 2005, Terkel underwent successful open-heart surgery. Cardiac surgery is Surgery on the Heart and/or Great vessels performed by a Cardiac surgeon. At 93 years old, he was one of the oldest people to undergo this form of surgery and doctors reported his recovery to be remarkable for someone of his advanced age.
On May 22, 2006, Terkel, along with other plaintiffs, filed a suit in federal district court against AT&T to stop the telecommunications carrier from giving customer phone records to the National Security Agency without a court order. Events 334 BC - The Greek army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Before proposing a merge request please see Talk and see if the merger you propose has recently been made and The National Security Agency/ Central Security Service ( NSA/CSS) is a cryptologic intelligence agency of the United States government 
|“||Having been blacklisted from working in television during the McCarthy era, I know the harm of government using private corporations to intrude into the lives of innocent Americans. Joseph Raymond McCarthy (November 14 1908 – May 2 1957 was an American politician who served as a Republican U A corporation is a separate legal entity usually used to conduct business When government uses the telephone companies to create massive databases of all our phone calls it has gone too far. Basic principle A traditional landline telephone system also known as "plain old telephone service" (POTS, commonly handles both signaling and audio information A Computer Database is a structured collection of records or data that is stored in a computer system||”|
The suit was dismissed by Judge Matthew F. Kennelly on July 26, 2006. Matthew F Kennelly is a federal district court judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Events 657 - Battle of Siffin. 811 - Battle of Pliska; Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Judge Kennelly cited a "state secrets privilege" designed to protect national security from being harmed by lawsuits. The State Secrets Privilege is an evidentiary rule created by United States legal Precedent. 
Terkel has completed a new personal memoir entitled Touch and Go, published in the fall of 2007. 
Terkel has never learned to drive.
On being born in 1912. The Good War An Oral History of World War Two (1984 is a telling of the Oral history of World War II written by Studs Terkel. . . "As the Titanic went down, I came up. . . "
"I hope for peace and sanity—it's the same thing. "
"I've always felt, in all my books, that there's a deep decency in the American people and a native intelligence—providing they have the facts, providing they have the information. "
"With optimism, you look upon the sunny side of things. People say, 'Studs, you're an optimist. ' I never said I was an optimist. I have hope because what's the alternative to hope? Despair? If you have despair, you might as well put your head in the oven. "
"That's why I wrote this book: to show how these people can imbue us with hope. I read somewhere that when a person takes part in community action, his health improves. Something happens to him or to her biologically. It's like a tonic. "
"The older you are, the freer you are, as long as you last. " Studs Turkel at 95
"Take it easy, but take it. " For years, the sign-off line on his WFMT radio show
On breaking his hip: "I was walking downstairs carrying a drink in one hand and a book in the other. Don't try that after 90. " 
Conversation with future Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing in 1969: Lessing: "You do still have gangsters [in Chicago], don't you?" Terkel: "Yes, but these days they're mostly in business, or politics. The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature Doris May Lessing, CH, OBE (née Tayler; born 22 October 1919) is a British Writer, author of works such " 
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Terkel, Louis (birth name)|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||American author, historian and broadcaster|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 16, 1912|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||New York City, New York, United States|
|DATE OF DEATH||living|
|PLACE OF DEATH|