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Contrary to what some people believe, Zero Mostel says that being an actor is not that easy of a job. Everything one knows, Mostel explains, becomes apart of who you are. The more one knows, the better his/her work will be.
Interviewing Yves Montand in Paris : Studs Terkel in France (part 3).
Interviewing Yves Montand in Paris : Studs Terkel in France (part 2).
Interviewing Yves Montand in Paris : Studs Terkel in France (part 1).
Interviewing violinist Young Uck Kim about Stradivarius violins and his upcoming performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Studs Terkel interviews Fred Christy about how he hopes to change the young lives of African-American. He also travels with Fred to places of African-American community.
Yehuda Lev discusses challenges facing Israel, particularly the tensions in Israel between Sephartic, Ashkenazi, and Mizrahi ("oriental") Jews. A clip of the song "Miriam bat Nassim" performed by Shoshana Damari is played at the opening of the interview.
Yehuda Lev discusses challenges facing Israel, particularly the tensions between Palestinian Jews and Arabs and the future of Israel. A clip of the song "Miriam bat Nassim" performed by Shoshana Damari is played at the closing of the interview.
Musical duo Xochimoki discuss music and musical influences drawn from Mesoamerican civilizations; clips of their music are also played throughout the interview.
Terkel comments and presents a musical performance by Wynton Marsalis
Writer Carlos Fuentes discusses life, politics, and Mexican culture; Mexican folk songs are played throughout the program.
The interview begins with Wright Morris reading from a essay he had presented at a conference on Arts in Public. Wright Morris, an American novelist and essayist , discusses how society no longer participates in consuming the arts, only skimming the surface by reading a review. Mr Morris argues that the bulk of society does not embrace or learn from the past mostly due to the fact there is no knowledge and a lack of curiosity to gain that knowledge.