Studs Terkel, voice of America's uncelebrated, dies at 96
• Pulitzer prize-winner told stories of the working class
• Death follows fall at his home two weeks ago
Studs Terkel, the Pulitzer prize-winning author, broadcaster and master chronicler of American life in the 20th century, died on Friday October 31. He was 96.
Celebrated for his streetwise portrayals of the American working class, Terkel was best known for letting the common people he called "the uncelebrated" tell their stories in books like Working and The Good War.
To generations of radio listeners he was also the voice of The Studs Terkel Show, which ran for 43 years and was widely syndicated across the US.