All American Collection
This programme is part of BBC Four’s All American - a collection of BBC programmes from the archives about US culture. Available online to watch in full.Go to the BBC Four All American Collection
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Studs Terkel is credited with giving voice to 20th century Americans - from the rich and the famous to the ordinary working American. Terkel talks about his search for the "essence of the truth" in people's memories and that the fact of it being "remembered" making it a part of history. His unassuming style of inquiry has helped him record thousands of interviews over a career of 50 years. Terkel tells his own story as the camera follows him in his day-to-day life in Chicago.
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- Studs Terkel
- Camera Operator
- Colin Walock
- Michael Dibb
- Alan Yentob
A collection of classic BBC programmes about US culture. Available to watch online.