Working With Studs from Transom RadioMay 16th would have been Studs Terkel's 100th Birthday. He died in 2008. As a tribute we'll be airing an hour-long documentary about what it was like to work WITH Mr. Terkel.
For many years, Transom editor Sydney Lewis worked side by side with Studs on his radio show and his books. For this hour, produced in a seamless blend of documentary and reminiscence, Syd brought together a crew of Studs’ co-workers who, in turn, brought great stories, along with wonderful previously-unheard tape of Studs himself. Sydney is an oral historian, and like Studs, not a skilled technician, but she overcame her fear of digital recorders and ProTools in order to craft this lovely eulogy to American’s greatest listener.
You can listen to the entire documentary right here: