Studs Terkel Interviews Himself

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After years of interviewing other people, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Studs Terkel tells his own story in a new memoir, Touch and Go. Terkel says the US is suffering from a case of national Alzheimer’s, and we need to get in touch with our histories.

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