You wonder these days about 'The People Yes'... the way we've been going, perhaps I'd re-title it 'The People Perhaps' or 'The People Maybe'.
-Studs Terkel, interview, Chicago, 11.10.05
Photo: Director Paul Bonesteel talks with Studs Terkel. (Studs had just listened to a recording of an interview he conducted with Carl Sandburg in 1959)
Meeting and interviewing Studs Terkel was humbling to say the least. To interview someone who has done the same with many of the most influential people of the 20th century, was exciting and fulfilling. Studs read from Sandburg's poetry, stopping between lines to make comments and, in fact, doing a bit of Sandburg impersonation. He was especially good with his version of "The Peeeeeeeople, Yes".
I am grateful to Studs for opening his door to us and telling us his stories.