Durham created and broadcast radio plays in Chicago from 1948-1950, and his work was chronicled in "Richard Durham's Destination Freedom: Scripts From Radio's Black Legacy, 1948-50."
Discussing the book "Alistair Cooke's America" and interviewing the author Alistair Cooke.
John Lahr discusses celebrities, the media, and his book "Autograph Hound". Includes Studs Terkel and John Lahr reading from Lahr's book "Autograph Hound".
Interviewing Newton Minow, Chicago lawyer and chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. He discusses broadcasting as a public service and spends a great deal of time on the history of commercials and how they changed over time.
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.