Program includes an excerpt of a discussion with Shilts about his book "And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic."
Tribute to Charlotte Towle with Ner Littner, Pearl Rosenzweig, Alan Wade and Dame Eileen Younghusband.
Interview begins with an excerpt of Marge Person a member of a citizens action program talking about prescription drugs, and cost of living with a health condition.(Unspecified clip #) Discussing the book, "The Politics of Medicare," and interviewing the author Theodore Marmor. Associate professor of Center of Health Administration studies at University of Chicago. Mr Marmor has been part of policy planning with the department of welfare, for medicare. He talks about National Healthcare or at the least affordable healthcare for all.
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.
Five mothers from Chicago discuss the hardships of living in poverty and how little welfare actually helps with Studs Terkel.
Interviewing Maggie Kuhn of the Gray Panthers about the roles of senior citizens and the welfare of the aged in the United States. Kuhn talks about how society thinks once a person has retired, he or she is set aside or put to pasture. To the contrary, older people have a lot to offer with their wisdom, their knowledge and their experiences, says Kuhn.
Discussing battered women with the director of the Evanston Shelter for Battered Women, June Terpstra. Two women, Ann and Donna, talk about their experiences of abuse with their husbands.
McGrath works in the Los Angeles, California area defending the civil rights of the Mexican American community.
Interviewing members of a humanitarian aid caravan to Cuba; Gisela Lopez, Lisa Brocke and Dr. Peter Orris.
Discussing Nicaragua with author and activist Dr. Charles Clements.
Interviewing Vietnam veterans and peace activists Dr. Charles Clements and Asa Baber.