Discussing the book, "The Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on Power," and interviewing the author Garry Wills.
James Mills, a novelist and journalist, talks to Studs about his book "Report to the Commissioner". Mr. Mills and Studs discuss the story and Mr. Mills goes in depth into the process of police detectives working a case. Studs plays an excerpt of a Chicago policeman talking about working on the tactical squad on the police force. The policeman tells of how they go into a neighborhood as civilians to stop crime.
Discussing the book, "Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72." Includes a clip of Ron Kovic speaking at the Nixon campaign headquarters, courtesy of KPFA/Pacifica Archives.
Discussing Mayor Daley and nepotism in government with Alderman Dick Simpson, and author-journalist Mike Royko. Includes clips of Mayor Daley defending his appointment of Thomas P. Keane, son of Alderman Tommy E. Keane. Also includes Mike Royko reading his column from the "Chicago Daily News" July 22, 1971.
Studs Terkel interview with James Cameron, Brittish journalist. They discuss a variety of topics with politics and young people's attitudes the majority of the interview. This interview is done in Chicago, while the other three parts were done at Lewis and Clark College.
Studs Terkel interview with James Cameron, Brittish journalist. They discuss the objective truth and facts of journalism. Cameron shares his experience with a dying Winston Churchill and his views on science and human values. Politics, youth, and the atomic bomb are also topics in this interview. Studs quotes Albert Einstein and Sidney Burnstein, while Cameron quotes Oliver Cromwell. James Cameron's book, "Point of Departure" is also mentioned in the interview.
Ira B. Harkey discusses the south, civil rights, race relations, racism, his newspaper, and his career. Includes Ira Harkey reading his writing from his newspaper the Mississippi "Chronicle-Star."