Thomas A. Dorsey and John Steiner, Part 1 (c. 1961)

January 26, 2024, 11:00 pm

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Thomas A Dorsey, c. 1923

Professor Thomas A. Dorsey (1899–1993) was hailed as the finest, most prolific and fertile of all gospel composers. Tonight and next week, WFMT’s Best of Studs Terkel brings you a two-part conversation, first broadcast in 1961. The distinguished guests are Professor Dorsey and John Steiner, who was a highly respected folklorist and collector of spirituals and gospel music.

GOSPEL, a new four-hour docuseries by Henry Louis Gates Jr., premieres on WTTW,, and the PBS app on Monday, February 12 and Tuesday, 13, 2024.