Best of Studs Terkel
August 15th, 1967: On that day Chicago’s Mayor Richard J. Daley unveiled Pablo Picasso’s great gift to Chicago, a massive 50′ tall abstract sculpture. It still sits at the corner of Washington and Randolph in the courtyard of what was then known as the Civic Center, but which we now call Daley Plaza. Studs Terkel was there with his portable tape recorder, collecting sounds of the event and comments from people in the crowd. Studs first presented tonight’s commemorative program in 1997 on the 30th anniversary of the Picasso’s unveiling. It begins with Studs’ introduction of the original 1967 broadcast and concludes with a half hour of Studs-curated poetry, comedy and music, all musing on the broad definition of “art”.