Bonus Weekend Podcast: Studs Terkel, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Eric Foner

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Studs Terkel celebrating after winning the 1985 Pulitzer Prize for his novel, "The Good War," inside his office at WFMT-FM Studio in Chicago.

For this week’s Bonus Weekend Podcast, we started thinking about interviews that uncovered the hidden side of influential Americans. In 2010, we spoke with Eric Foner about how slavery and emancipation transformed Abraham Lincoln. In 2013, Doris Kearns Goodwin talked about the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft, one that suddenly broke apart in their fight for the presidential nomination. We also uncovered our 2002 interview with Studs Turkel, about what he would take on his survival kit, if he had to leave the world he knew behind.