Studs speaks to actress Peggy Nelson, playwright Arnaud d'Usseau, and student Olivier Bernier while he is in France. [Part 2 includes Yves Montand.]
Jean Vilar speaks to Studs Terkel about being a theater critic. The interview then concludes and picks up with the beginning of an interview with Eugene Ionesco which discusses the Theater of the Absurd.
French actor and mime Marcel Marceau discusses the art of pantomime and many of his performances including "The Overcoat" by Gogol and "The Mask Maker". Marceau also discusses the history of pantomime, his inspirations, and how he came to be a mime.
Cole Porter biographer Robert Kimball talks with Studs about his book "Cole" and his subject's life and work as they listen to classic performances of some of his most beloved songs. They marvel at how Porter perfectly captured the zeitgeist of the times in his lyrics, his lyrical influences, his unique method of outside-in composing lyrics and music simultaneously, Bobby Short's masterful interpretations, controversies over some of his works, and how well his material holds up.