William Brashler, journalist and author discusses his novel "Bingo Long's Traveling All-Stars and Motor Kings". Mr Brashler converses with Studs about his research for the novel and the players he had spoken with to gather information for the book. The novel tells the story of a baseball team that revolts from a tyrannical Negro League owner and spends the 1939 season barnstorming around the Midwest. Includes two excerpts of a Cool Papa Bell interview talking about their travel as "barnstormers". Studs and Mr Brashler read several exchanges of dialogue from the book.
While in England, Terkel attended a Rugby match in Wales. While at the match, he interviewed four people: two welshman, a Cockney, and housewife. One of the people he interviewed is named David Thompson.
Both interviews incomplete. King Solomon as Kid Pharaoh, hot dog shop owner in Chicago, and former prize fighter. Mr. Solomon talks about his business and how he has earned his place. He talks about being a gambler, and speaks of being "rough" and receiving his money in an unorthodox manner, "protection" so to speak. The Interview ends abruptly at 13:42. At 13:43 interview begins with Barry Byrne architect and student of the "Prairie Style" talks about his education with Frank Lloyd Wright. He speaks fondly of "father"(Frank Lloyd Wright) and his time studying under him.
Robert Lipsyte discusses book "SportsWorld: An American Dreamland." Includes excerpt from opening passage of the book. Includes excerpt of interview with Muhammad Ali which starts around 35:33.
Studs Terkel’s trip to England included a visit to the Poplar Blackwall and District Rowing Club. Its members discuss the Great River Race and the culture of working on the Thames’ docks.
Muhammad Ali discusses his book "The Greatest: My Own Story," touching on topics including his childhood and family, conversion to Islam, stance on the Vietnam War, and experiences in jail. After the conversation with Ali ends, the second half of the program consists of music by Billie Holiday ("God Bless the Child"), Jimmy Rushing ("Going to Chicago"), Nina Simone ("Children Go Where I Send You"), Count Basie, Alan Lomax ("Little John Henry"), Dinah Washington ("Willow Weep For Me"), and Duke Ellington ("East St. Louis Toodle-Oo").