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Studs Terkel: 'Hard Times' And Other Histories

The legendary Chicago broadcaster Studs Terkel dedicated his life to capturing the stories of ordinary Americans through oral histories.

He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1985 for his book The Good War, and hosted a radio show that ran for nearly five decades. He died Oct. 31 at the age of 96. Fresh Air remembers him with a conversation first broadcast in 1985.

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