Studs Terkel is one of my heroes. He has the conversations I always dream of having – about art and music, liberty and freedom. I love his persistence, courage and the way he documented the unostentatious heroism of ordinary lives.
He was on radio and TV in America so I’ve only rarely heard him speak – which made this documentary on the World Service such a treat. The first part is on iPlayer now. The second will be broadcast tomorrow.