The article concludes with a quote from the oral histories he was collecting for that work (Will the circle be unbroken?). Although I am (like Terkel himself) an atheist and don't believe in an afterlife, this is quietly moving. Talking of death, the interviewee says:
And in your mind, Studs, you would be at a radio station, doing a radio show of fifty years ago today. And you would see someone that you haven't seen in a long time. And they'd say: 'Studs, where have you been? I've been looking for you. We've got another show to do on the other side of the river.'