Monday, May 28, 2012

Studs Terkel Interviews Dorothy Parker

This episode of The Story includes a fascinating radio conversation from 1959 that Terkel had with Dorothy Parker where she describes the "beat poets" as not being very interesting and not really having anything "new" to say (it has all been said before). I love hearing Parker's diction next to Terkel's.

It comes from a commercial recording called "Voices of Our Time" that is made of Terkel's recorded radio conversations with scads of people from the second part of the 20th century. Musicians include Copland, Cage, Bernstein, Segovia, Betty Carter, Mahalia Jackson, and Pete Seeger. There are three more episodes of "The Story" celebrating what would be Terkel's 100th birthday.

. . . and here is a series where Studs Terkel talks about himself:

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