Elsa Knight Thompson (c. 1970)

May 18, 2018, 11:00 pm

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Studs Terkel
Studs Terkel

Early in 1970, Studs Terkel had a conversation with Elsa Knight Thompson. She lived from 1906 to 1983 and was a pioneer of radio news documentaries and a longtime voice of Pacifica Radio’s KPFA in the San Francisco Bay Area.

This discussion about their shared craft — interviews and talking to human beings about their varied lives — is available at the Studs Terkel Radio Archive, which officially opened to the public on May 16, 2018.