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Both interviews incomplete. King Solomon as Kid Pharaoh, hot dog shop owner in Chicago, and former prize fighter. Mr. Solomon talks about his business and how he has earned his place. He talks about being a gambler, and speaks of being "rough" and receiving his money in an unorthodox manner, "protection" so to speak. The Interview ends abruptly at 13:42. At 13:43 interview begins with Barry Byrne architect and student of the "Prairie Style" talks about his education with Frank Lloyd Wright. He speaks fondly of "father"(Frank Lloyd Wright) and his time studying under him.
Terkel interviews author Jonathan Yardley on his latest book. This book titled "Ring" is a biography of the sports writer columnist Ring Lardner.
Sportswriter Jerome Holtzman discusses his book "No Cheering in the Press Box."
In Jane Leavy’s book, “Squeeze Play,” similar to her main character, Leavy recalled her 1st time in a men’s locker room, covering a New York Knicks game. Luckily for Leavy, a player by the name of Phil Jackson, helped her feel comfortable being with the other players. Leavy explained that at that encounter, it was Jackson, who fed her the story that she needed. The theme of the book throughout is fragility. Some players, Leavy explained, felt more comfortable talking about their infertility issues with Leavy, a woman sportswriter.
The Chicago Cubs and their first night game at Wrigley Field, Marvin Miller and the players' union and why Muhammad Ali didn't take his prescription medicines are all topics covered in Ira Berkow;s book, "Pitchers Do Get Lonely and other Sports Stories".
Ira B. Harkey discusses the south, civil rights, race relations, racism, his newspaper, and his career. Includes Ira Harkey reading from his newspaper the Mississippi "Chronicle-Star".
Discussing the play "Bleacher Bums: A Nine-Inning Comedy" with Richard Fiere and creator and actor Joe Mantegna.
Interviewing sportswriter Ira Berkow.
In his class, Edwards points out the chances of becoming the next Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Michael Jordan are extremely rare. According to Edwards, collegiate sports players spend 55 to 60 hours a week playing their sport, leaving little or no time for book learning. For many, after playing the sport for 4 years, they're not able to secure good jobs because they didn't do a whole lot of studying while at the college.
Discussing the book "Beating the Bushes: Life in the Minor League," published by Icarus Press) with sports editor and author Frank Dolson.