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Mr. Blanksten, Ms. Edelmen, Mr. Eisner and Dr. Pedritis, all educators, talk about economist and Prime Minister of Greece Andreas Papandreou's imprisonment. They discuss his policies and beliefs and talk personally of him
Fred Christy and Frank Carney discuss life, family, youth, and demographics in Chicago. Includes Studs Terkel interviewing a group of teenagers who call themselves the D.J.'s. about their life and ambitions.
Interviewing Frank Carney, Susie Gelaga, Linda (daughter-in-law), Molly (daughter), and Fred Christy. They discuss the youth in Chicago, their own life experiences, and wants.
Leon DesPres, Quentin Young, and Bob Volen discuss being spied upon by the Police and the FBI. They discuss the nature of spying, protests, and lawsuits. Includes the song "Die Gedanken Sind Frei" sung at the end.
Miss Dillon discusses being a bookseller, bookselling, and life in London. [Interview with Miss Dillon ends at 41:27] James Cameron discusses law and order, Chicago, and spending time with Studs Terkel. Studs Terkel interviews them in England. Includes the songs "Amazing Grace" and another song called "Amen".
Discussing folk music with folk musician Pete Seeger. Pete Seeger discusses his life and career. Includes songs sung by Pete Seeger, "East Virginia", "Sticking With The Union", "Old Blue", "Jesu, Meine Freude", "We Shall Overcome", "The Draft", "Sailin' Up, Sailin' Down", and "Precious Friend". Included is an instrumental song played by Pete Seeger.
Discussing the book, "Getting out," and interviewing its author, Edgar Smith. Topics include imprisonment, the legal system, and capital punishment. Includes a clip of an interview with Hermann Field a former Polish prisoner. Includes clip of an interview with former prison inmate Jimmy Blake.
Muhammad Ali discusses his book "The Greatest: My Own Story," touching on topics including his childhood and family, conversion to Islam, stance on the Vietnam War, and experiences in jail. After the conversation with Ali ends, the second half of the program consists of music by Billie Holiday ("God Bless the Child"), Jimmy Rushing ("Going to Chicago"), Nina Simone ("Children Go Where I Send You"), Count Basie, Alan Lomax ("Little John Henry"), Dinah Washington ("Willow Weep For Me"), and Duke Ellington ("East St. Louis Toodle-Oo").
Dennis Brutus discusses and reads his poetry. He discusses life in South Africa. Dennis Brutus reads poems from his books of poetry "Sirens, Knuckles and Boots", "A Simple Lust", and "Letters to Martha and Other Poems from a South African Prison". Includes music in the beginning. Includes a clip of Albert Lutuli speaking.
Judith Todd, daughter of prime minister of Rhodesia, discusses the book "Right to say no"; Dennis Brutus, poet and involved in protest of Rhodesia taking part in 1972 Olympics, and John Fry pastor First Presbyterian Church and social writer, race, South Africa, and Rhodesia. Excerpt from interview of people in South Africa - a guide, an Afrikaner, and a Chicago policeman regarding race (1895817-6-1 South African Tapes). The three were brought together to have a round table discussion about race relations in South Africa.
Mr Bugliosi and Mr. Gentry discuss, "Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders,". Bugliosi was the prosecutor in the case against the Manson "family" for the murders of Sharon Tate and others. The interview opens with "Home is where you are happy" performed by Charles Manson and an excerpt of Catherine Shur Manson's sister talking about her brother. They speak in depth on the Manson "family" and the key players in the murders; Susan Atkins, Steve Grogan, Linda Kasabian, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten and Charles Watson.
Discussing the book "Police Power" with the author Paul Chevigny. Paul Chevigny discusses the abuse of police power. Includes a clip of an interview with a night watchman.
Lillian Smith excerpt opens the program.
Congressman Herman Badillo discusses the prisoner uprising at Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York, and how race played a role in the unwarranted killing of inmates and the subsequent government and administrative cover up of the incident. Badillo reads excerpts from his book, "A Bill of No Rights: Attica and the American Prison System," and discusses prisoner rights, rehabilitation, and the endemic injustice and racism in the American prison system.