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While in London, England, Studs Terkel interviews George Curry, a newspaper vendor with a storefront in a hotel. The two discussed Curry’s hometown of Dundee, Scotland and its politics, in addition to London’s current political atmosphere. They also talk about Curry’s political leanings; he is a socialist, and he criticizes England’s immigration policies. Curry comments on his interest in the arts and speaks on stereotypes surrounding the working class. The interview is interrupted intermittently by customers buying their morning paper.
Interviewing a London cab driver and Karel Reisz while Studs was in England. Recorded in the cab and in Karel Reisz's London home.
While waiting to see Yves Montand, Studs speaks with a taxi driver through an interpreter, Michelle [Viande?]. Also speaks to Yves Montand. [This Montand interview is also 1915409-3-1. Peggy Nelson is on 1925288-3-1.]
Discussing death on the job with Dan Berman and Bob Fowler.
Jerzy Bossak discusses Polish documentary films.
Presenting "Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression" Chapter 6: Three Strikes. Dr. Lewis Andreas talks about being at the 1937 Memorial Day massacre and providing medical care during the Depression. Justin McCarthy discusses his job conditions at Ford Assembly Plant prior to the unions implementation. Mike Widman remembers heading up union negotiations and the strike at the Ford Plant in 1940-41. Bob Stinson discusses working at General Motors and how the sit-down strike began. Union songs performed by the Almanac Singers are played throughout the episode.
Interviewing with Mrs. Joe Gaynell Begley while Studs was in Blackey, Kentucky.
Presenting "Hard Times: an Oral History of the Great Depression", Chapter 9: Concerning The New Deal. Ed Paulsen talks about conflicting feelings regarding the New Deal and how the government seemed more present in daily life. Hank Oettinger remembers how his town celebrated after the first round of relief checks were received. Gardner C. Means explains how the New Deal was created to help save the country.
Activist Dolores Huerta of United Farm Workers discusses farm laborers and immigrant rights; includes excerpt of Cesar Chavez, excerpt from Viva La Causa, and interview with Roberto Acuna.
Union official Ed Sadlowski, along with Joe Gutierrez, discusses the changing culture and values of union workers, their families, and management with Studs Terkel.
five TWA flight attendants
The England vs. Wales rugby rivalry is brought to life live from Twickenham Stadium by Studs Terkel. Surrounded by 65,000 fans, Studs Terkel with David Thompson interview fans during the pregame show offering the traditions and spirit of this passionate sport.
Excerpts from different episodes of "Hard Times: an Oral History of the Great Depression". Bonnie Laboring Boy: Joe Morrison talks about generational differences in laborers. Evelyn Finn talks about trying to unionize at clothing factories. Two Strikes: Jose Yglesias talks about strikes in cigar factories and the lifelong stigmas of strikebreakers. Bob Stinson discusses working at General Motors and the sit-down strike. The Farmer is the Man: Oscar Heline explains farmer's actions in response to farm foreclosures.