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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 interviews James Cameron about his experiences as a journalist that includes thoughts about Cameron's book, "Point of Departure." They talk about his relationships with Winston Churchill, Lord Beaverbrook, Charlie Templeton, and Bertrand Russell. Cameron discusses his education, poverty, and the depression during his youth. They talk about Cameron's career with the "News Chronicle" and his home of Dundee, Scotland. This is part 3 of a total of 4 parts. The interview takes place at Lewis and Clark Community College.
James Cameron reflects on his life in journalism and his near death experience in India which led to his heart operation in London. Cameron turned that near death experience into a BBC play called "The Pump". Cameron discusses that with Terkel as well as his autobiography, "Points of Departure". Cameron also discusses the June War or Six Day War with Terkel. Cameron reflects on the role youth play in society whether in Israel or Northern Ireland and how they should understand they possess a greater potential. The interview breaks at 27:18 and continues.
Interviewing British dramatist-novelist Michael Frayn.
Discussing 1981 with James Cameron.
Discussing the television program "The Living Planet," with broadcaster David Attenborough.
As a result of writing his book, "Hell's Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs," Hunter S. Thompson said he's become calmer and not so quick to react, in case a fight starts. Thompson believes the reason for the rise in violence is due to pent up anger and hostility. A clip of a former prize fighter describing how he threatens people to repay their debts is played.
Herman and Rick Kogan give a brief overview of the history of Chicago (1816-1955) by discussing their book "Yesterday's Chicago".
Harrison Salisbury discusses his book “The 900 Days: The Siege Of Leningrad” and the lasting impact of the siege on the Soviet Union and life in Leningrad during the siege. Salisbury reads a poem by Olga Bergholz.Isabella Zorina discusses a trip to mass graves, including the many young people who were also visiting, some as part of wedding ceremonies, and the music played at the graves. Terkel plays Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, conducted by Leonard Bernstein, at the end of the program.
His experiences as a journalist are what's covered in Harrison Evans Salisbury's book, "A Time of Change: A Reporter's Tale of Our Time". Salisbury believed as a reporter, one truly needed to be at the event, in order to obtain the true story. Once Salisbury questioned if he was living in America because he was asked to switch rooms at a hotel in Birmingham, only to find out later that there were special, bugged rooms for reporters.
Studs Terkel talks to New York Times journalist Harrison E. Salisbury about his book on the Russian Revolution of 1917 entitled, "Black Night, White Snow", detailing the roles of the SR's, Lenin and the Bolsheviks, the Mensheviks, the Narodniks, Kerensky, Kropotkin, Stalin, Zinoviev and more.
Content Warning: This conversation includes racially and/or culturally derogatory language and/or negative depictions of Black and Indigenous people of color, women, and LGBTQI+ individuals. Rather than remove this content, we present it in the context of twentieth-century social history to acknowledge and learn from its impact and to inspire awareness and discussion. While visiting KPFA, a noncommercial radio station in Berkeley, CA, Studs Terkel was being interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson about how he goes about interviewing his guests.
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.