Saturday, November 01, 2008

RIP Studs

Legendary American writer Studs Terkel died the other day. He was 96 years old. He was a Chicago institution who was also a target of McCarthyism. He was the chronicler of the common man of America. He collected the oral history on various subjects from everyday Americans. He would collect them in very entertaining books through the years.

He had a long lasting radio show that aired coast to coast dealing with diverse subjects. His way of interviewing his guests made the show a hit. I loved his stuff, his views and his temperament. He represents a bygone era, and we lose yet another person who was brave enough to stand for his views and to take on the oppressors of this world.

You don't get many guys like that anymore.

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