Chicago literary giant Studs Terkel died today at 96.
Aside from being a popular radio and TV personality, he also was a Pulitzer Prize winning writer. I had one of his books signed when he came to speak in Woodstock, Ill., but I was not able to talk to him. My friend Dan was able to get a couple seconds with him.
Dan asked if he had any advice for a young reporter: "Yes. Keep giving 'em hell," he said. I think Terkel inspired him.
Studs now is reunited with his wife Ida, who died in 1999. Rest in peace.
Here is the official Studs Terkel Web site.