Studs Terkel interviews James Cameron about his experiences as a journalist that includes thoughts about Cameron's book, "Point of Departure." They talk about his relationships with Winston Churchill, Lord Beaverbrook, Charlie Templeton, and Bertrand Russell. Cameron discusses his education, poverty, and the depression during his youth. They talk about Cameron's career with the "News Chronicle" and his home of Dundee, Scotland. This is part 3 of a total of 4 parts. The interview takes place at Lewis and Clark Community College.
Maxene Andrews reminisces over Andrews Sisters songs with Studs Terkel. She acknowledges the heavy influence the Boswell Sisters played in the creation of their image. She relays musical stories surrounding songs in Abbott and Costello such as "Bugle Boy" from their movie "Buck Privates". How they found the song "Mir Bist Du Schon" and Sammy Cahn and Saul Chaplin helped with the lyrics. How song pluggers brought The Andrews Sisters "Tip-Pi-Tin". How "Apple Blossom Time" helped an injured soldier at Oak Knoll Hospital upon his return to the states.
Cole Porter biographer Robert Kimball talks with Studs about his book "Cole" and his subject's life and work as they listen to classic performances of some of his most beloved songs. They marvel at how Porter perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the times in his lyrics, his lyrical influences, his unique method of outside-in composing lyrics and music simultaneously, Bobby Short's masterful interpretations, controversies over some of his works, and how well his material holds up.