Friday, October 31, 2008

Studs Terkel -- RIP

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.

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