Studs interviews Vietnam veteran and anti-war activist Ron Kovic upon the paperback release of his autobiography "Born on the Fourth of July." Kovic recounts his All-American upbringing and unblinking faith in the country and its ideals before volunteering for the Marines and Vietnam.
Interview with Rev. George Morey and Jim Lee Osborne. They discuss southern country living and compare it to urban life and stereotypes. Studs reads a short excerpt from an article written by Mike Royko, columnist from the Chicago Tribune, who also interviewed Jim Lee Osborne. Also includes a short excerpt from an interview with Billy Jo Gatewood, another Appalachian transplant to Chicago.
Interview with Rev. Georg Morey and Jim Lee Osborne. They discuss Jim's work and involvement with the War on Poverty and the reason the Chicago Commission fired him after the War on Poverty conference in Washington, DC.
Chicago: An Agenda for Change with Andrea Rozran, Alex Polikoff, and Dick Simpson; part 5 of 5. The participants discuss the topic "Freedom of Information" and the city government in Chicago.
Interviewing Equal Rights Amendment activists, Marianne Bell and Shirley Wallace, who were fasting as a political statement, and Illinois state representative and outspoken advocate of ERA, Susan Cantania.
Robert Black, Robert Johnson, and Dr. Gordon Livingston talk about the Vietnam War. All three are officers in the military and veterans of the Vietnam War. They talk about the Tet offensive and the Battle of Hue in 1968, and the deplorable treatment of the Vietnamese people by the United States military . Upon returning they have chosen to become anti-Vietnam War because it is not a struggle to stop Communism so much as being a force of destruction.
Robert Black, Robert Johnson, Dr. Gordon Livingston, and Steve Perriman talk about the Vietnam War. All three are officers in the military and veterans of the Vietnam War. They discuss their lives before and after the war and the contradiction and changes that came after seeing the horrors of the Vietnam War.
Eqbal Ahmad, Daniel Ellsberg, Anthony Lukas and Anthony Russo discuss Anthony Russo's trial and treatment he endured during his time from conviction to release in federal prison compared to the treatment of prisoners tortured in Vietnam.
Daniel Ellsburg, Eqbal Ahmad, Anthony Lukas, and Anthony Russo discuss Anthony Russo's time in jail, the leak of the Pentagon Papers, Vietnam War, torture of Vietnam prisoners being ignored, corruption in politics, and working for Rand.
Eqbal Ahmad, Daniel Ellsberg, Anthony Lukas and Anthony Russo discuss their introduction into becoming activitsts, leaking the Pentagon Papers, Nixon Administration, and their philosophy on working for men in power.
Interviewing labor organizer, civil rights activist, and former Congressman John Bernard. Bernard was elected as a Farmer-Labor candidate to the U.S. House of Representatives and served from 1937-1939.
Discussing Nicaragua with author and activist Dr. Charles Clements.