Discussing Studs' book "Division Street: America" published by Pantheon officially available January 16, 1967 and being interviewed by Herman Kogan and author-journalist Mike Royko.
Discussing the book, "Forever Open, Clear and Free: The Struggle for Chicago's Lakefront," and interviewing the author Lois Wille.
Anna Deavere Smith discusses and demonstrates her unique character portrayals from her works "Fires in the Mirror" and "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992."
Studs Terkel and Dave Garroway intertwine jazz music with conversation. The voices of Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Charlie Ventura, Duke Ellington, Erroll Garner, and Nellie Lutcher are heard between conversations ranging from Garroway's start in radio while in the United States Navy. Garroway discusses the changing technology and the thrill of it. Also includes the progress that has been made in race relations and the death of Duke Ellington.
Discussing the book "There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing up in the Other America" with author Alex Kotlowitz. Includes excerpt from WFMT doumentary, "Born to Live".
Discussing Mayor Daley and nepotism in government with Alderman Dick Simpson, and author-journalist Mike Royko. Includes clips of Mayor Daley defending his appointment of Thomas P. Keane, son of Alderman Tommy E. Keane. Also includes Mike Royko reading his column from the "Chicago Daily News" July 22, 1971.
Studs Terkel and James Cameron talk about their witness of the peaceful demonstration at Lincoln Park the night before. They discuss the kind and caring interaction between older adults and the young. Both reflect on how the event changed from peaceful to somewhat violent when police gathered and used tear gas on the crowd.
Herman and Rick Kogan give a brief overview of the history of Chicago (1816-1955) by discussing their book "Yesterday's Chicago".
Interviewing Mike Royko, Chicago humorist and newspaper columnist for the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune. They discuss Mike Royko's daily column talking about , race relations, politics, the Chicago Cubs, and life in Chicago.
Mr Barnard discusses being a writer and biographer. He strongly discusses the theory, What is literature? and states, "If the work(writing) enriches the person reading and causes deep thought it is literature." He is working, at the time of broadcast, on the papers, notes manuscripts of Upton Sinclair preparing to . He was also writer in residence at Roosevelt University at the time of broadcast.