Pulitzer winner Studs Terkel, author of exert subject matter tomes and expert radio host whose oral histories chronicled the travails and triumphs of America’s working class, has died. He was 96 years old.
Terkel died today at his home in Chicago, his son, Dan Terkel, said in an interview. “He just went very quickly and was in no pain at all,” Dan Terkel said. “He lived a very long, full, satisfying though sometimes impetuous life.”