Milton Mayer, journalist and educator, talks with Studs about Quakerism. They talk about how religion relates to society in the times of change. Mr Mayer describes an exchange with a gentleman who asked what is a Quaker. The man had been an SS officer who told Mr Mayer his story. The man had been touched by the anonymous generosity of the Quakers many years before. Mr Mayer speaks of A. J. Musty, clergyman and political activist as his mentor and friend, and the things he learned from him.
Discussing the book "Observations from a Treadmill" and interviewing the author My (pseudonym).
Discussing the book "A Time of Change: A Reporter's Tale of Our Time". Harrison Evans Salisbury discusses his career and the stories he has covered as a reporter. Includes Harrison Evans Salisbury reading a passage from the book at the beginning.
Discussing Studs' book "Division Street: America" published by Pantheon officially available January 16, 1967 and being interviewed by Herman Kogan and author-journalist Mike Royko.
Discussing "How the Good Guys Finally Won : Notes from an Impeachment Summer" and interviewing Jimmy Breslin.
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.
Journalist and author Sydney J. Harris discusses the essays in his new book "Pieces of Eight." Harris previously wrote for the "Chicago Daily News" and as of the time of this interview, was writing for the "Chicago Sun-Times."
American author, journalist, and one time New York Times correspondent in Moscow, Harrison Salisbury, discusses his book "The New Emperors: China in the Era of Mao and Deng" They discuss the politics of China and Mr Harrison shares stories of the politicians, and Chinese people he spent time with. Studs shares an excerpt of an interview with physician George Hatem regarding China and her people. The interview closes with; "Che lai" performed by Paul Robeson
Barno Hughes discusses being a writer in Johannesburg until 19:20 and Carl Douglas Fuchs discusses the diversity of South Africa: Studs Terkel in South Africa.
Discussing the book "There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing up in the Other America" with author Alex Kotlowitz. Includes excerpt from WFMT doumentary, "Born to Live".
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.