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Studs Terkel Dies at 96

From the NYT:

Studs Terkel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose searching interviews with ordinary Americans helped establish oral history as a serious genre, and who for decades was the voluble host of a popular radio show in Chicago, died Friday at his home there. He was 96.

In his oral histories, which he called guerrilla journalism, Mr. Terkel relied on his enthusiastic but gentle interviewing style to elicit, in rich detail, the experiences and thoughts of his fellow citizens. Over the decades, he developed a continuous narrative of great historic moments sounded by an American chorus in the native vernacular.

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 intelligence, a native wit,’ he said. ‘It’s only a question of piquing that intelligence.’

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NYWICI’s 2008 Matrix Awards — Diane Sawyer on Robin Roberts: ‘Made for Margaritas and Dancing’

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Today at New York Women In Communications’ annual Matrix Awards Luncheon (from left): Presenter and ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff; honoree and Disney Media Networks co-chair/Disney-ABC Television Group president Anne Sweeney; honoree and Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts; and presenter and co-anchor of Good Morning America Diane Sawyer

Emcee and Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi (pictured below the jump), when complimented on her “amazing appetite,” gave away why “I’m uniquely qualified to do my job: I sit on my ass, I eat, and I talk”; honoree and playwright Anna Deavere Smith did her best Studs Terkel impression; Good Morning America co-host and ABC News co-anchor and presenter Diane Sawyer divulged that GMA co-anchor and honoree Robin Roberts is a friend “made for margaritas and dancing,” while Roberts confessed to the crowd that she calls Sawyer “Thelma,” as in half of the eponymous duo that drove the 80′s girls-gone-liberated buddy flick Thelma and Louise because “sometimes in the morning [hosting GMA], we feel like we’re about to go over that cliff holding hands.” More heartstring-pulling, hand-holding, hijinks and pictures from the event after the jump…

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