|STUDS TERKEL DIES AT 96
From the NY Times 11/1/2008
The elfin, amiable Mr. Terkel was a gifted and seemingly
tireless interviewer who elicited provocative insights and
colorful, detailed personal histories from a broad mix of
people. "The thing I'm able to do, I guess, is break down
walls," he once told an interviewer. "If they think you're
listening, they'll talk. It's more of a conversation than an
Mr. Terkel succeeded as an interviewer in part because
he believed most people had something to say worth
hearing. "The average American has an indigenous i
ntelligence, a native wit," he said. "It's only a question of
piquing that intelligence."
“It isn’t an inquisition; it’s an exploration, usually an
exploration into the past,” he once said, explaining his
approach. “So I think the gentlest question is the best one,
and the gentlest is, ‘And what happened then?’ ”
"May Studs rest in peace and oral history remain alive."
-- Brett Farmiloe, Purse the Passion
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