Individual 1980

Personal Award: Studs Terkel

WFMT Radio

Studs Terkel is an institution in Chicago. As host of a regular radio show, as a writer and as a lecturer, he brings dignity, insight and importance to the common man. Terkel finds people who are not celebrities, people who might get little recognition in today’s fast-moving life pace,and through his probing we find that ordinary people are not ordinary people at all, but people who generally have something meaningful to say. For elevating commonplace man to a rightful place of importance goes a Peabody Award to Studs Terkel, of WFMT, Chicago.