Discussing the book "The eagle forgotten: the life of John Peter Altgeld" with the author Harry Barnard.
Studs discusses the book "The Hidden World of Misericords" with authors Dorothy and Henry Kraus. They describe how they discovered an entire European collection of church-located woodcarvings depicting a wide variety of scenes crafted by local artisans. Hundreds of years of political, religious, and social events shaped the portrayals and they explore many of the illustrations in their book, focusing on the themes of labor, animals, and religion. They marvel at the skill and craftsmanship and observe that the works can be a rich source of primary research material for modern scholars.
Discussing the book "A Passion of Poland: From Solidarity Through the State of War" with the author Lawrence Weschler.
Ann Banks discusses her book First Person America, published in November 1980, which documents over 80 oral histories from the time of the Federal Writers' Project, which was part of Works Progress Administration.