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Investigative journalist William Shawcross speaks with Studs Terkel about Cambodia, Henry Kissinger, and Shawcross’ book, “Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon and the Destruction of Cambodia.” Both Terkel and Shawcross read excerpts from Shawcross’ book and Terkel reads an excerpt from an interview Henry Kissinger did with reporter Theo Summer.
Mr. Pollak editor of "[More]" an investigative journalism magazine and author of "Stop the Presses, I Want To Get Off!", talks with Studs about his life and work. Both Studs and Mr Pollak read excerpts from the book.
Peter Lyon discusses the book "Success Story: The Life and Times of S. S. McClure." Includes recitation of "Immortality" by William Jennings Bryan.
Studs interviews Peter Davies author of "The Truth About Kent State: A Challenge to the American Conscience" and Barry Levine, a student at Kent State at the time of the massacre. They discuss the Kent State shootings by the National Guard May 04, 1970.
Chicago journalists Mike Royko, Dick Griffin, and Rob Warden discuss and read from the book “Done in a Day: 100 Years of Great Writing from the Chicago Daily News.” The group discusses prominent journalists featured in this book including Robert J. Casey and Ellen Warren. Studs plays "The Moon Shines on the Moonshine" - Bert Williams (1920) and "Elanoy" - Win Stracke (1958).
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. They speak about reform needed in the laws and decriminalization of many things and the abolishing of prison altogether. Ms.
Mr. Ridgeway and Studs talk about the energy crisis and the systematic pillaging of the land of the United States by the companies involved in harvesting natural resources. Includes: Two excerpts presented of Joe Begley of Blackey, KY talking about the state of things in Appalachia as gas companies and strip mine operators come in to destroy the land.
Frank Mankiewicz discusses the events surrounding the Watergate scandal and his new book, "U.S. vs Richard M. Nixon: The Final Crisis." A major theme of the book is the fact that legal issues were at the heart of the Watergate scandal, but the Nixon administration portrayed it as a public relations issue. Other topics of discussion include investigative journalism and the role of certain individuals in the prosecution of Richard Nixon.