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Discussing the book "The celluloid closet: homosexuality in the movies" with the author Vito Russo.
TV critic Les Brown discusses his book "Encyclopedia of Television."
Discussing the book "My life and the times" and interviewing the author Turner Catledge. Turner Catledge discusses his life and his career at the "New York Times".
Content Warning: This conversation includes racially and/or culturally derogatory language and/or negative depictions of Black and Indigenous people of color, women, and LGBTQI+ individuals. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion. The book, "Laughing Last: Alger Hiss" is the biography of Tony Hiss' father. Although Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury and did time in prison, Tony Hiss said his father, Al, was doing all right.
Studs Terkel interviews writer Toni Morrison. This interview begins with a reading from the book, "Sula" by Morrison Morrison continues to read excerpts from her novel "Sula" and discusses her literature.
Presidential Medal of Freedom and Nobel Peace Prize winner for literature Toni Morrison discusses her latest work. Morrison intertwines the ideas of race, mythology, and gender in her book while laying a complex narrative for the reader. The narrative makes the reader question their true identity and reflect on their cultural identity and background.
Author and journalist Tom Wolfe discusses his new book, "In Our Time," which focuses on the ever-changing culture and ethics of America. Drawing examples from his cartoons he discusses how the counterculture of the 1960s, TV evangelists, politicians, and actors are challenging mores and values of the American people.
Discussing the book "From Bauhaus to our house" with the author and journalist Tom Wolfe.
Studs Terkel has a brief conversation with Tom Wolfe and reads "Las Vegas (What?) Las Vegas (Can't hear you! Too noisy) Las Vegas!!!!" from Tom Wolfe's collection "The Kandy-Kolored, Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby." Songs of the 20's interspersed throughout: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" Cole Porter "Puttin on the Ritz" Irving Berlin "Look for the Silver lining" Jerome Kern/B.G. DeSylva "Sunny Side Of the Street" Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields
Discussing the book "Unto this hour" a novel about the American Civil war with the author Tom Wicker.
The way groups of Black and white people talk is the topic of Tom Kochman's book, "Black and White Styles in Conflict". White people, says Kochman, will have a discussion about items of disagreement. Black people will be more confrontational with the disagreement. Kochman also talks about white people practicing self control of repression. Mahalia Jackson is brought up as an example of when she sings, she demonstrates her words with her body movements.
Sociologist and clinical psychologist Thomas Cottle discusses his book "Children's Secrets." In the book, children reveal, in their own words, the impact of such painful secrets as violence, infidelity, incest, debt, alcoholism, and mental illness--on each member of their family.
Discussing the book "Rape in Hawaii" and interviewing the author Theon Wright.
Reading three Christmas stories
Reading "Report from an English Village" and interviewing the author Ronald Blythe while Studs was in London.