Mike Royko discusses his book "Up Against It" which is a collection of early columns from the Chicago Daily News. The topic in his columns varies from machine politicians and gangsters to professional athletes, from well-heeled Chicagoans to down-and-out hoodlums.
Discussing receiving the Heywood Hale Broun Award and interviewing with the author-journalist Mike Royko.
Discussing the book "Observations from a Treadmill" and interviewing the author My (pseudonym).
Discussing the book, "The Kennedy Imprisonment: A Meditation on Power," and interviewing the author Garry Wills.
Discussing Studs' book "Division Street: America" published by Pantheon officially available January 16, 1967 and being interviewed by Herman Kogan and author-journalist Mike Royko.
Chicago newspaper columnist Mike Royko discusses his book "Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago" and its subject, former Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley. The interview concludes with a clip of Daley speaking at the dedication of Picasso's Daley Plaza Sculpture.
Interviewing author-journalist Mike Royko.
Journalist and author Sydney J. Harris discusses the essays in his new book "Pieces of Eight." Harris previously wrote for the "Chicago Daily News" and as of the time of this interview, was writing for the "Chicago Sun-Times."
The interview begins with an excerpt of Ken Jackson talking about solitary confinement while in prison. (Fortune Society 1970 Nov. 20. 1967541-3-1). Jessica Mitford an English born author, investigative journalist, and civil rights activist discusses her book "Kind and Usual Punishment: The Prison Business,". Ms Mitford and Studs discuss her finding that prisoners were used as test subjects for drug trials and other medical research, and slave labor. Ms Mitford's book makes the argument that prisons are a governments means to making money from the prisoners they have punished.
Journalist Bob Greene joins Studs Terkel to talk about his book “Billion Dollar Baby” and about his experience on tour with rock and roll band Alice Cooper. Greene talks about the band’s inception and their grotesque performance style, and comments on society’s (particularly the youth’s) acceptance and adoration of this band despite their violent message, and the irony of that adoration. Studs connects the band’s success to the society’s acceptance to the Vietnam War.
Discussing the book "Twentieth Century Journey" with the author William Shirer.