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John Halliburton

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One of America's great writers passes...
« on: November 01, 2008, 12:45:03 am »

Louis "Studs" Terkel, aged 96:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081101/ap_en_ce/obit_terkel;_ylt=Ajmbnxa3LvepOidrtA5ERNGs0NUE

Had the pleasure of meeting him, our group had the pleasure of playing and talking on his radio show on WFMT years ago.  A voice of the working class, of the underdog, the everyman, a survivor of blacklisting in the McCarthy era.  Sadly, he had said last week that he was hoping to make it long enough to see Obama elected, but it was not to be.

A few more in his vein would be a good thing.

Best regards,

John
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Dave Unger

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Re: One of America's great writers passes...
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2008, 01:25:05 am »

John Halliburton wrote on Fri, 31 October 2008 23:45

Louis "Studs" Terkel, aged 96:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081101/ap_en_ce/obit_terkel;_ylt=Ajmbnxa3LvepOidrtA5ERNGs0NUE

Had the pleasure of meeting him, our group had the pleasure of playing and talking on his radio show on WFMT years ago.  A voice of the working class, of the underdog, the everyman, a survivor of blacklisting in the McCarthy era.  Sadly, he had said last week that he was hoping to make it long enough to see Obama elected, but it was not to be.

A few more in his vein would be a good thing.

Best regards,

John


That is sad.  Did sound for him once at the Cultural Center.  Very cool man.
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Re: One of America's great writers passes...
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2008, 06:08:54 am »

He lived a wonderful life and gave much to our culture and self-awareness.

I just hope we have more like him in the future (or even now).
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