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  • Beverly Younger, Chet Roble, Win Stracke, and Studs Terkel gather at Studs’ Place

Broadcast in 1950 and ’51, Studs’ Place was a locally shot, mainly improvised show set at a fictional restaurant on the near-northwest side, with journalist Studs Terkel as the proprietor. Next Wednesday at 5:30 PM, the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State, will present a free screening (with beer, wine, and soda, no less) of four lost episodes from the show, screening from kinescopes that were discovered in Terkel’s basement after his death in 2008.