Former “Friends” star and Lookingglass Theater co-founder David Schwimmer came to the aid of a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the Studs Terkel Radio Archive, a cooperative project between the Chicago History Museum and WFMT Radio.
According to Rob Feder:
“WFMT Radio Network surpassed its goal of raising $75,000 three days before the February 25 deadline. As of early Wednesday, more than $84,000 had been pledged. Among more than 640 people who contributed to the Kickstarter campaign was Schwimmer. … A station representative called Schwimmer’s donation “a particularly timely large gift,” but said she could not confirm the exact amount.”
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The free, public digital archive will feature nearly 6,000 hours of Terkel’s radio interviews, taped from 1952 to 1997 at WFMT FM 98.7.
Terkel, a Chicago icon and Pulitzer Prize-winning author passed away in 2008 at the age of 96.
Schwimmer is currently starring in the HBO 10-episode drama “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”