A Great Man: Studs Terkel, We Loved You

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.

Helen Boyd

is the author of My Husband Betty and She's Not the Man I Married.


  1. I loved reading his books, and he was a great interview to boot (I heard him several times over the past decade on NPR). This is a great loss.

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