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A compilation of Studs Terkel comments about Paris, London, and Rome and about his experiences interviewing in Britain; includes interview in France, part 2.
Renowned soprano, Madame Rosa Raisa discusses her career, early training, Chicago debuts, travels, teaching, and hobbies post opera.
Discussing Italians with novelist Pietro Di Donato.
Pier Luigi Nervi and Joseph Nicolletti discuss architecture, problem solving versus aesthetics, and innovation in architecture.
End of interview with Pier Luigi Nervi and Joseph Nicoletti where they discuss innovation in architecture and learning from a master; second part is a separate interview with Cesare Zavattini about film inspirations and creating some of his most well known works.
Studs speaks to actress Peggy Nelson, playwright Arnaud d'Usseau, and student Olivier Bernier while he is in France. [Part 2 includes Yves Montand.]
Novelist Oriana Fallaci discusses and reads from her book "Inshallah", a fictional book chronicling the experiences of a group of Italian soldiers on a 1983 peace keeping mission in Beirut. The interview focuses on the book, its characters, and the larger themes at play throughout the novel. Studs Terkel briefly discusses Fallaci's previous book, "Interview with History." Studs plays "Hajartak Part 3 Start (Your Love is Heartless Gives You Hell Poem)" - Oum Kalthoum.
Nelson Algren and Mario De Vecchi discuss the international appeal of Federico Fellini’s film, “La Dolce Vita.” In part one, Algren and Devecchi focus on the film’s main character, journalist Marcello Rubini, and his quest for identity, particularly in relation to his interactions with the film’s intellectual character, Steiner. They discuss the film’s key metaphorical images and its portrayal of the influence of media and the emotional detachment and dehumanization it can create.
The topics Margherita Repetto cover include the feminist movement in Italy, women's rights and abortions in Italy. Repetto explained great strides have been made in Italy, as it was once a country where women could not vote and women could not be a member of Parliament.
Laura Fermi discusses Benito Mussolini. Includes Studs Terkel reading an excerpt from Laura Fermi's book "Mussolini" at the beginning [removed due to copyright]. Includes instrumental music [removed due to copyright].
Laura Fermi discusses Benito Mussolini and her book "Mussolini."