WFMT To Celebrate Studs Terkel's 95th Birthday
May 9, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
STUDS TERKEL will celebrate his 95th birthday on MAY 16, and Classical WFMT/CHICAGO will celebrate its longtime host and commentator's birthday along with him, scheduling a special day of programming to honor the broadcasting and writing legend.
WFMT will air programming honoring TERKEL's incredible career from 6a to 7p CT next WEDNESDAY, including the CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM's special live birthday program and interview with TERKEL at noon CT. The station is also having listeners call in and record greetings for TERKEL at (773) 279-2176 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TERKEL, among other accomplishments, won the Pulitzer Prize for one of his classic oral history books; starred in an innovative early network TV sitcom; acted in the movie "EIGHT MEN OUT"; saw one of his books, "WORKING," made into a BROADWAY show; and hosted a daily show on WFMT from 1952 to 1997. His next book, a memoir called "TOUCH AND GO," is slated for a FALL release.