The news is just in that the incomparable Studs Terkel has died at the age of 96. I knew the news was coming, sooner rather than later, but I was hoping he’d make it to see the first black president of the US.
I’m not going to say more just now. He was one of my favorite people ever, and I’m sad to see him go.
added: the NYT obit is up.
The Nation’s John Nichols has his tribute up on Alternet.