Pete Seeger (11/12/1955)

May 3, 2024, 11:00 pm

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Pete Seeger at age 88 at the Clearwater Festival (Photo by Anthony Pepitone CC BY-SA 3.0

Tonight’s joyful rebroadcast of WFMT’s Studs Terkel Program reaches back almost 70 years, to 1955. On this occasion, Studs’ guest was his old friend, the American folk legend and banjo virtuoso Pete Seeger (1919 – 2014). The hour ends with their mutual appreciation of one another, and of WFMT, too, as Studs thanks the station’s founders, Bernie and Rita Jacobs, and long-time program director, Norman Pellegrini. Pete Seeger was born on May 3, 1919.