Studs Terkel. 1912-2008

It was only two days ago that Mary Lucia and I were talking about her favorite interviews. Studs Terkel was #1 on her — and lot of other people’s — list. He died on Friday.

We’re luck enough here at MPR that he made a few visits. The format of the audio is RealAudio, but perhaps you’ll enjoy a last listen to an American icon.

12/8/05 – Here’s Mary’s interview. “Who else could make falling down the stairs such a funny story,” she told me.

8/11/05 – Tom Crann talked with Terkel about music. He was one of the people to recognize the genius of Bob Dylan early on.

2/10/06 – MPR’s Midday presented this collection of interviews with Studs Terkel.