Presenting "Hard Times: an oral history of the great depression": "A gathering of survivors" with Joe Morrison, Evelyn Finn, Jose Iglesias, Bob Stinson, Oscar Heline, Eml & Ruth Loriks, Buddy Blankenship, Mary Owsley, Sally Rand, Jerome Zerbe, John Beeche (promgram XIII)
Studs interview with Patricia O'Brien about her book, "The Woman Alone" and a large variety of issues of the women's movement. Studs includes parts of interviews he did with a middle-aged man and woman on the day of the women's strike. He also included an excerpt from his interview with Peggy Terry. O'Brien reads excerpts from her book including a poem by May Sarton. Studs quotes Jane Howard, Jane Kennedy, and the wife of Senator Birch Bayh.
Nicholas Van Hoffman discusses the characters of his novel, "Two Three Many More" about campus protests against the Vietnam War. Political viewpoints, regulations, and character analysis are discussed. Von Hoffman opens the interview with a reading from the opening of the book that mentions peace, solidarity, and disunity. Terkel and Von Hoffman read excerpts together from the book.
Milton Mayer, journalist and educator, talks with Studs about Quakerism. They talk about how religion relates to society in the times of change. Mr Mayer describes an exchange with a gentleman who asked what is a Quaker. The man had been an SS officer who told Mr Mayer his story. The man had been touched by the anonymous generosity of the Quakers many years before. Mr Mayer speaks of A. J. Musty, clergyman and political activist as his mentor and friend, and the things he learned from him.
Discussing the book "Jesse: The Life and Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson" (published by Random House) with the author, journalist Marshall Frady.
The Chicago Reporter documents the city's struggles with issues of race and poverty, and the UUA is a liberal religious organization.
Terkel interviews activist and children's author Dagmar Wilson. She discusses how she goes from a children's author to an activist for anti-nuclear testing.
Studs continues his interview with Erich Luth in Hamburg, Germany. The audio breaks at 25:23 and continues on a Sat at 25:28 till its conclusion at 35:43. Erich Luth conveys stories of humanity by both German prisoners towards Russian prisoners whose treatment was dictated by the Nazi party to not offer any winter clothing or shoes to provide comfort. The German laborers provided a human solidarity that brought them food, clothes, and soap.
Program includes an excerpt of an interview with Woody Guthrie.