Discussing life in Chicago and its underworld in the 1930s, longer interview that was the basis of his Hard Times book appearance.
Discussing "The Jail" and interviewing Hans W. Mattick and Father Robert Taylor.
Fred Christy and Frank Carney discuss life, family, youth, and demographics in Chicago. Includes Studs Terkel interviewing a group of teenagers who call themselves the D.J.'s. about their life and ambitions.
Discussing the book "Manchild in the Promised Land" with Claude Brown. Brown also discusses growing up in Harlem, New York as an African American man. Includes a clip of a man speaking from the county jail. Includes a song sung by Mahalia Jackson. Includes a clip of children singing.