Apr
01
2009

Studs Terkel, 1912-2008

A Note From the Editor

Studs Terkel--Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons/Martin Beek

In this first issue of the new monthly Extra!, FAIR has to say goodbye to an old friend: Studs Terkel, the independent journalist and historian, who served on our advisory board from our founding in 1986 until his death on October 31, 2008, at the age of 96. Studs used his mastery of the art of the interview to have a conversation about the things that matter. His books addressed some of the biggest subjects there are: work, war, race, class, death, hope. His real subject, though, was people—our real lives and what they really mean. And that’s what great […]