Discussing "How the Good Guys Finally Won : Notes from an Impeachment Summer" and interviewing Jimmy Breslin.
James Mills, a novelist and journalist, talks to Studs about his book "Report to the Commissioner". Mr. Mills and Studs discuss the story and Mr. Mills goes in depth into the process of police detectives working a case. Studs plays an excerpt of a Chicago policeman talking about working on the tactical squad on the police force. The policeman tells of how they go into a neighborhood as civilians to stop crime.
The interview begins with an excerpt of Ken Jackson talking about solitary confinement while in prison. (Fortune Society 1970 Nov. 20. 1967541-3-1). Jessica Mitford an English born author, investigative journalist, and civil rights activist discusses her book "Kind and Usual Punishment: The Prison Business,". Ms Mitford and Studs discuss her finding that prisoners were used as test subjects for drug trials and other medical research, and slave labor. Ms Mitford's book makes the argument that prisons are a governments means to making money from the prisoners they have punished.
Murray Kempton discusses race relation in the United State of America and the Black Panther Trial in New York. Murray also discusses his book, originally published as, "The Briar Patch: The People of New York versus Lumumba Shakur, et al." This book was reprinted as "The Briar Patch: The Trial of the Panther 21" in 1997.
Ira B. Harkey discusses the south, civil rights, race relations, racism, his newspaper, and his career. Includes Ira Harkey reading his writing from his newspaper the Mississippi "Chronicle-Star."
Discussing the book "Laughing last" with the author Tony Hiss.
Discussing "Inside the League: The Shocking Expose of How Terrorists, Nazis, and Latin American Death Squads have Infiltrated the World Anti-Communist League" (published by Dodd Mead & Co.) with the authors, journalists Scott Anderson and Jon Lee Anderson.
Discussing the book "The First Century : The Chicago Bar Association, 1874-1974" and interviewing the author Herman Kogan.
Discussing the book "A man's life" with the author Roger Wilkins.
Discussing the book "Killings" with the author Calvin Trillin.