Friday, October 31, 2008

Studs Terkel, R. I. P.

Chicago icon Studs Terkel dies :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Metro & Tri-State: "Studs Terkel turned the voice of average Americans into a font of history.

The Pulitzer-Prize winning author, television pioneer, theatrical actor, long-time radio host, unrepentant leftie and friend of the little man, died peacefully at his home on the North Side of Chicago this afternoon.

He was 96."

Thanks to Todd Mason for the tip.

1 comment:

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

My eleventh-grade history teacher loaned me a copy of HARD TIMES. I remember being amazed that anyone would go to the effort of chronicling the lives of average people. HARD TIMES and THE GOOD WAR are great books.