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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.
Studs presents a tribute to singer, actor, athlete, author and civil rights crusader Paul B. Robeson. Studs talks about his personal memories, the social impact and music of Paul Robeson. Excerpts from 1925362-4-1 Mr Robeson' friends recall memories of him: Earl Dickerson one of the 1 st black aldermen of Chicago, J. Mayo "Ink" Williams football player, Studs Terkel, Claudia Cassidy(1925655-4-1), Eddie Balchowski, Veteran, painter, poet(1934701-3-1) Includes excerpts from 1925362-4-1 and music. Similar to 1925362-3-1, but not identical. 01/23/1976 date of death.
Interviewing at the Thames Rowing Club while Studs was in England.
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").
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 comments on baseball, baseball player Sam Crawford, comedian Spike Milligan, and interviews jazz musician Sonny Rollins. Includes a voice clip of baseball player Sam Crawford. Includes brief banjo music.
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.