October 12, 2016 – 5:52 am

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With Dorothy Parker and Bob Newhart 1959/1960 [no label, 1CD]

Live at WFMT Studios, Chicago, IL. Dorothy Parker - February 1959; Bob Newheart - April 1960. Re-broadcast on September 30, 2016. Fairly to very good FM broadcasts.

Studs Terkel was an American author, historian, actor, and broadcaster. He received the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1985 for “The Good War”, and is best remembered for his oral histories of common Americans, and for hosting a long-running radio show in Chicago. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 96.

Click here for a review of Studs Terkel: Interpreter Of America.

In 1914, Dorothy Parker sold her first poem to Vanity Fair. At age 22, she took an editorial job at Vogue. She continued to write poems for newspapers and magazines, and in 1917 she joined Vanity Fair, taking over for P.G. Wodehouse as drama critic. That same year she married a stockbroker, Edwin P. Parker. But the marriage was tempestuous, and the couple divorced in 1928. In 1922, Parker published her first short story, “Such a Pretty Little Picture,” for Smart Set. When the New Yorker debuted in 1925, Parker was listed on the editorial board. Over the years, she contributed poetry, fiction and book reviews as the “Constant Reader.”

American stand-up comedian and actor Bob Newhart is noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery. He came to prominence in the 1960s with his album of comedic monologues, The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart. Newhart later went into acting, starring in two long-running and award-winning sitcoms, first as psychologist Dr Robert “Bob” Hartley in the ’70s in The Bob Newhart Show; and then as innkeeper Dick Loudon in the ’80s in Newhart.

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Track 01. Dorothy Parker - Part A 9:42 (16.3MB)
Track 02. Dorothy Parker - Part B 9:46 (16.4MB)
Track 03. Bob Newhart - Baseball 1:19 (2.2MB)
Track 04. Bob Newhart - Conversation A 13:45 (23.1MB)
Track 05. Bob Newhart - Conversation B 5:35 (9.4MB)
40 mins

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  2. Thanks IMMENSELY for this. Now you must go for the gold standard - Stan Freberg!

    By Tony Pizza on Oct 12, 2016

  3. studs!

    By adam on Oct 12, 2016

  4. thanks big o!

    By adam on Oct 12, 2016

  5. Mega thanks for this left field call, BigO. Second Tony Pizza: any Stan Freberg stuff floating around that could end up here?

    By kingpossum on Oct 12, 2016

  6. These interviews are mind-expansion techniques, old school!

    By ScarRad on Oct 12, 2016

  7. great post, thank you!

    By the real Tony on Oct 12, 2016

  8. Here’s some Stan Freberg shows from the Internet Archive. I’d be looking for some outtakes from his comedy albums though.

    By Tony Pizza on Oct 13, 2016

  9. Folks, go to this site. You have only scratched the surface of who Mr. Turkel interviewed. Lillian Gish? DW Griffith? Ralph Ellison? Langston Hughes??

    By Tony Pizza on Oct 13, 2016

  10. i will give this a listen, big-O!


    By I-) on Nov 14, 2016

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