Discussing the book "Brown River, White Ocean: An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Philippine Literature in English" (published by University of Rutgers Press) with editor and poet Luis Francia.
Discussing the book "From the Margin: Writings in Italian Americana" (published by Purdue University Press) with two of its editors, Fred Gardaphe and Anthony Tamburri.
Rolins in 1963 compiled and published: "The Christmas gif': an anthology of Christmas poems, songs, and stories, written by and about Negroes."
Neil Postman, an author, educator, media theorist and cultural critic discusses his book; "The School Book: For People Who Want to Know What All the Hollering Is About,". Mr Postman and Studs talk about his definition of what school is for and it's worth, and they converse about several sections of the book. Mr. Postman reads an excerpt from his book to begin the interview.
Terkel delves into the life of Frank Norman, a London ex-con who turned his life around and became a novelist and playwright by writing on his experiences. He wrote "Bang to Rights" shortly after his prison release which brought him great fame. He followed that with "The Monkey Pulled it's Hair" that had a U.S. release under the name "Don't Darling Me Darling". Norman opened up to Terkel discussing his illegitimacy, his illiteracy till age 14, his institutionalization in an orphanage which he turned into the novel "Banana Boy".
Discussing the book "Report From Iron Mountain: On the Possibility and Desirability of Peace" (published by The Free Press) with the author of the book's introduction, editor of "The Nation," Victor Navasky.