Friday, October 31, 2008

Forum Panelist Studs Terkel Passes

Friday saw the passing of one of America's great authors, activists and chroniclers of true life in the United States, Studs Terkel. Studs was a fondly remembered panelist in the 1998 Forum, "Wisdom of Sages," where he shared the stage with Gloria Steinem, Gordon Parks, and William F. Buckley. His no-nonsense approach coupled with an indefatigable willingness to stand up for what he believed in and for the people he cared about, the common man, will surely be missed. The Connecticut Forum mourns the loss of this extraordinary man.

1 comment:

pryor said...

Studs was a national treasure. He will be missed. I heard him say "the evil of banality" at The Ct Forum and have never forgotten it. Thanks for giving us another moment with Studs.