Tribute to Chicago painter and piano player Eddie Balchowsky.
Interviewing Richard Frazier and Steve Gamble, members of the Chicago Chamber Brass.
Studs Terkel discusses life in the Vietnam era with children from Father Charles Pond's St. Timothy Episcopal Church Parish in Chicago. Rose is the featured speaker at 16 years of age she is no longer in school but is very well spoken. Acknowledging that people with mental illnesses are not always able to make sound decisions which are needed for individuals to make group decisions. She sees one of the problems in the world being that people are losing their individuality to a group mentality.
Interviewing the Chicago Brass Quintet.
Interviewing members of Chicago String Ensemble.
Terkel comments and presents a musical performance by The Lira Singers
Interviewing members of the Chicago Chamber Musicians: Larry Combs & Deborah Sobol.
Interviewing members of the Chicago Opera Theater.
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.