By: E&P Staff
The great Studs Terkel — author, radio journalist, activist, Chicago institution, terrific listener — died today at his Chicago home. He was 96.
Millions will now learn that his real first was Louis.
The Chicago Tribune reports, “At his bedside was a copy of his latest book, ‘P.S. Further Thoughts From a Lifetime of Listening,’ scheduled for a November release….
“Beset in recent years by a variety of ailments and the woes of age, which included being virtually deaf, Terkel’s health took a turn for the worse when he suffered a fall in his home two weeks ago.”
The Tribune — not on his page, politically, for nearly all of his life — related today, “It is hard to imagine a fuller life.”
More to come.