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Terkel comments and presents 1968 Democratic Convention documentary. He is introduced by William F. Malloch, a composer at the Convention.
Interviewing Earl Doty, Clifford Burke, Marilyn Nelson, and west side kids after the 1968 Chicago Riots. Clifford Burke retired from CTA. The president of the Mile Square Federation talks about the youth community of west-side Chicago, and the need for recreation opportunities for them. Marilyn Nelson is a student from California working in west-side Chicago as an advocate for the community. Studs talks to Earl Doty, while riding in a car, about the youth of west-side Chicago. There are sounds of hydrants being opened and the children playing.
Mr. Doty and Studs are driving through west-side Chicago talking about the riots that had just occurred. Talks briefly with Mr. Black a worker at the Sinclair station at the corner of Troop and Roosevelt. Also speaks with a person from the neighborhood that was present at the riots. Interviews parks department workers at a plastic pool that was set up in Fosco park.