Studs Terkel

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Those We Lost in 2008

(Newser) - This year saw the passing of many notable people, from Paul Newman and Michael Crichton to William F. Buckley and designer Yves St. Laurent. Here are a few that made the lists of the NY Times and LA Times:
  • Tim Russert (b. 1950)—TV journalist and 16-year host of Meet
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Chicago Mourns Studs Terkel

Author, oral historian, and firebrand leftist will be sorely missed

(Newser) - Chicago has lost its finest citizen with the death of Studs Terkel, Roger Ebert writes in his Chicago Sun-Times blog. The author "represented the joyous, scrappy, liberal, generous, wise-cracking heart of this city," Ebert writes, and chronicled the lives of countless Chicagoans. “He was the most widely... More »

Author Studs Terkel Dead at 96

Chicago radio institution deteriorated rapidly after fall 2 weeks ago

(Newser) - Studs Terkel, whose powerful oral histories endeared him to American readers and whose playful personality made him beloved in his adopted hometown of Chicago, died today at 96 after suffering from a variety of ailments, NBC5 reports. Born Louis Terkel, he hosted a daily interview and variety show on Chicago’... More »

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