Terkel comments and presents a musical performance by John McCutcheon
Folk singer, Mary Travers, of the group Peter, Paul and Mary, talks about music and her career. Music by Peter, Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger, The Weavers and Mary Travers (solo), interspersed throughout the interview. "When The Ship Comes In" "If I had A Hammer" "Tell it on the mountain" "Los Cuatros Generales" "Song of Peace(Finlandia)" "It Will Come To You Again"
Studs Terkel shares a special program honoring the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes excerpts from Terkel’s 1965 interview with King about King’s dream for civil rights in the United States, influence of his father, the damaging effects of segregation, and the role of love in bringing about social change. The program also includes excerpts from King’s 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech from the Civil Rights March on Washington, and his 1967 Christmas Eve speech at Bethesda Memorial Church in Atlanta.
Terkel comments and a presents musical performance by Si Kahn
Terkel comments and presents a musical performance of Utah Phillips
Interviewing singer, songwriter, composer and activist Margie Adam.
Presenting "Hard Times: an oral history of the great depression": "A gathering of survivors" with Joe Morrison, Evelyn Finn, Jose Iglesias, Bob Stinson, Oscar Heline, Eml & Ruth Loriks, Buddy Blankenship, Mary Owsley, Sally Rand, Jerome Zerbe, John Beeche (promgram XIII)
Joan Baez speaks with Studs Terkel about role of music and the responsibility of musicians in the specific historical moment of the late '60's.
Studs interviews Phyl Garland about her book "Sound of Soul." They discuss various musicians that she mentions in her book and their influence on black music. Garland explains the music of young black artists and how commercialization of music gave blacks an opportunity that they would not have had otherwise. Garland talks about how Fannie Lou Hamer used music to express her message in the Civil Rights Movement and as a women's rights activist. Studs and Garland discuss various black female artists and their music.