Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel turned 96 last month. Fellow Chicagoan Roger Ebert blogged in his honor. It's a good post with many book suggestions and advice for interviewing and conversations, but I liked it most for how Ebert articulates Terkel's philosophy of life:
Life might have taken me in many other directions, but this is the one given me, and if I stop following it, I will have lost my way. [...] The lesson Studs teaches me every day is that to live is to live is to live.
As an aside, this post also explains why Ebert has not returned to his show with Richard Roeper.

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