While in London, England, Studs Terkel interviews George Curry, a newspaper vendor with a storefront in a hotel. The two discussed Curry’s hometown of Dundee, Scotland and its politics, in addition to London’s current political atmosphere. They also talk about Curry’s political leanings; he is a socialist, and he criticizes England’s immigration policies. Curry comments on his interest in the arts and speaks on stereotypes surrounding the working class. The interview is interrupted intermittently by customers buying their morning paper.
Interviewing a London cab driver and Karel Reisz while Studs was in England. Recorded in the cab and in Karel Reisz's London home.
Presenting "Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression" Chapter 6: Three Strikes. Dr. Lewis Andreas talks about being at the 1937 Memorial Day massacre and providing medical care during the Depression. Justin McCarthy discusses his job conditions at Ford Assembly Plant prior to the unions implementation. Mike Widman remembers heading up union negotiations and the strike at the Ford Plant in 1940-41. Bob Stinson discusses working at General Motors and how the sit-down strike began. Union songs performed by the Almanac Singers are played throughout the episode.
Discussing death on the job with Dan Berman and Bob Fowler.
Jerzy Bossak discusses Polish documentary films.
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.
Discussing working conditions in the Hanes Factory in Galax, Virginia with three mill workers, Dorothy Andrers, Berlene Bernette, and Fay Williams.
Vivian Adams discusses the reasons behind the Mormon Church's stance against the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The discussion includes the beliefs of the Church regarding the roles of men and women, as well as the history and music of the Mormon Church. Songs include "Oh, Babylon," "Tittery Irie Aye," "Come, Come Ye Saints," and "The Handcart Song."
Union official Ed Sadlowski, along with Joe Gutierrez, discusses the changing culture and values of union workers, their families, and management with Studs Terkel.
Presenting "Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression" Chapter 6: Three Strikes. Bob Stinson discusses working at General Motors and how the sit-down strike began. Justin McCarthy discusses his job conditions at Ford Assembly Plant prior to the unions implementation. Mike Widman remembers heading up union negotiations and the strike at the Ford Plant in 1940-41. Dr. Lewis Andreas talks about being at the 1937 Memorial Day massacre and providing medical care during the Depression.
Excerpts from different episodes of "Hard Times: an Oral History of the Great Depression". A Fairy Tale: Montage of young voices that talk about their parents' stories of surviving the Depression. The March: Jimmy Sheridan talks about what life was like on the rails as part of the Bonus March. Born Losers: Ed Paulsen discusses trying to find work in San Francisco and upon failing, marching to City Hall, which then led to rioting with the police. Hard Travelin': Pauline Kael remembers her mother feeding beggars that came to the back door.
Presenting "Hard Times: an Oral History of the Great Depression" The Farmer is the Man: Chapter 8. Harry Terrell remembers the Farm Holiday Movement. Oscar Heline explains deficit financing and farmer's actions in response to farm foreclosures. Frank and Rome Hentges recall the threatening of a judge in Le Mars, IA by farmers protesting foreclosures. Orin Kelley was mistakenly arrested in connection with the judge assault and discusses his time in jail. Emil Loriks gives his perspective of the Farmer's Holiday Association. Ruth Loriks talks about grasshopper swarms.
Cesar Chavez discusses the United Farm Workers effort to gain rights for farm laborers and his childhood that led him to become a labor rights activist.
Activist Dolores Huerta of United Farm Workers discusses farm laborers and immigrant rights; includes excerpt of Cesar Chavez, excerpt from Viva La Causa, and interview with Roberto Acuna.