Werner Burkhardt, German music journalist, critic, and translator, discusses his life and work with Studs. Mr Burkhardt speaks about his life during the time of Adolph Hitler, the Hitler Youth, and World War II. They end the interview talking about Jazz in Munich, a recording of "My Man" by Billie Holiday closes the interview.
Friedrich Luft, Chief Drama Critic for Die Welt discusses German theater and Bertolt Brecht as well as new playwrights such as Peter Weiss. Unlike American theaters, Germany has over 200 theaters that are subsidized and each town of 50,000 has a theater. Just like the days of The People's Stage (which still exists) the grocer and cobbler of Germany enjoy the theater. They are as devoted to the theater as going to a museum or church. They are treated to 12 to 16 new or old plays from Sophocles to Sartre or Pinter.
Joachim Kaiser discusses critiquing German music and how the music scene in Germany has changed. Studs Terkel in Germany.
German critic Joachim Kaiser discusses his life and the theater scene in Germany. Studs Terkel in Germany.
Interviewing Friedrich Luft while Studs was in Germany.
Interviewing Dieter Lattman : Studs Terkel in Germany.
Studs interview with German writer and freelance journalist, Dieter Lattman, who shares his military family background and the influence that WW II had on his desire to involve himself in politics. They discuss other German authors and the German family and culture. Studs quotes German journalist and political critic, Joachim Kaiser, who called the young people of Germany a "fatherless generation." Studs interviews Lattman in Germany.
Studs interview with Dieter Lattman, German author and journalist. They discuss the powerful influence that German intellectuals have over the general public and how this led to the silent acceptance and ignorance of concentration camps and euphemism in Germany pre WWII. Littman praises William Shirer's book, "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" but warns that he did not know about the average German family. Littman shares some of his memories as a German youth living during the Nazi reign. Interview takes place in Germany.