Author and historian Tim Pat Coogan talks about the history, culture, and division of Ireland. Coogan tells the backstory and summary of his book, "The IRA: A History." Later, he gives an in-depth view of the history, politics, and religion of the IRA and gives some ideas on how to fix the problems.
Robert Black, Robert Johnson, Dr. Gordon Livingston, and Steve Perriman talk about the Vietnam War. All three are officers in the military and veterans of the Vietnam War. They discuss their lives before and after the war and the contradiction and changes that came after seeing the horrors of the Vietnam War.
Robert Black, Robert Johnson, and Dr. Gordon Livingston talk about the Vietnam War. All three are officers in the military and veterans of the Vietnam War. They talk about the Tet offensive and the Battle of Hue in 1968, and the deplorable treatment of the Vietnamese people by the United States military . Upon returning they have chosen to become anti-Vietnam War because it is not a struggle to stop Communism so much as being a force of destruction.
Studs Terkel interviews Sweden Prime Minister Olaf Palme at the House of Parliament. They discuss socialist political viewpoints and touch on a large variety of subjects. Major topics include work environment, working women, issues of ordinary people, industrialism, the post-industrial society, technology, and communities. Studs gives a short post script to inform listeners about the arrest of five journalists in Sweden, who were charged with exposing information about a secret police called the Information Branch. It was said that they jeopardized Sweden's security.
Interviewing Ed Ruff, Joe Polowski, and Leroy; three veterans of the meeting of U.S. and Soviet forces at the Elbe River on April 25, 1945. The result of this meeting was the splitting of Nazi Germany into two parts and the ensuring of victory in Europe.
Erich Lüth discusses his experiences, observations, and accounts of life in Hamburg, Germany during the rise and fall of Hitler. He recounts how as a member of Parliament he brought in Hitler's, "Mein Kampf" and read portions aloud and was laughed at by his colleagues. He states they were blind to what Hitler declared in his book he would do and some are still blind by wanting to rub out their past, their history.
Mohammed Milham, Mayor of Halhoul, and musician Joseph Abileah discuss their lives and Israel-Palestinian issues. The two men discuss the creation of Israel after World War II and the tensions that caused with Palestine, Jordan, and Syria. They also talk about their views on how to fix the problem such as an autonomy plan or teaching children to not hate.
Discussing the showing of his films with film maker Marcel Ophuls.
Lord Caradon discusses the United Nations and its efforts.
Author Laurence Shoup discusses his book, "The Carter Presidency and Beyond: Power and Politics in the 1980s," and explains how President Carter came to be elected. He describes the Trilateral Commission and other groups created by corporations and the richest American families to lobby. the government. He also discusses the Carter presidency and his double-dealing with major issues such as unions and regulating big businesses.
Dr. Joseph Collins co-authored the book, "Food First: Beyond the Myth of Scarcity". Among the topics in the book include world hunger, famine, food policies and politics. Collins asks the readers to think about being ok with eating food grown in another country when the workers of that country are so poor, they themselves are starving for food.
Jennifer Davis, Bill Sutherland, and Zola Zembe discuss the South Africa and their experiences with apartheid. Jennifer Davis grew up in the white middle class society of Johannesburg, whereas Zola Zembe, a native black man who lives in Capetown. They, along with Bill Sutherland, an American who works as a Representative for the American Friends Service Committee, talk about the changes that need to made and how American people and companies can help. An earlier interview of Carl Douglas Fuchs is also played.
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.
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.