Mike Royko discusses his book "Up Against It" which is a collection of early columns from the Chicago Daily News. The topic in his columns varies from machine politicians and gangsters to professional athletes, from well-heeled Chicagoans to down-and-out hoodlums.
Discussing receiving the Heywood Hale Broun Award and interviewing with the author-journalist Mike Royko.
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.
Milton Mayer, journalist and educator, talks with Studs about Quakerism. They talk about how religion relates to society in the times of change. Mr Mayer describes an exchange with a gentleman who asked what is a Quaker. The man had been an SS officer who told Mr Mayer his story. The man had been touched by the anonymous generosity of the Quakers many years before. Mr Mayer speaks of A. J. Musty, clergyman and political activist as his mentor and friend, and the things he learned from him.
Discussing the book "Observations from a Treadmill" and interviewing the author My (pseudonym).
Discussing the book "A Time of Change: A Reporter's Tale of Our Time". Harrison Evans Salisbury discusses his career and the stories he has covered as a reporter. Includes Harrison Evans Salisbury reading a passage from the book at the beginning.
Discussing Studs' book "Division Street: America" published by Pantheon officially available January 16, 1967 and being interviewed by Herman Kogan and author-journalist Mike Royko.
Novelist Robert Kotlowitz discusses his book "The Boardwalk;" reads passages from book.
Discussing the book, "Forever Open, Clear and Free: The Struggle for Chicago's Lakefront," and interviewing the author Lois Wille.