A life on the road

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Putnam, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 253 pages
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A biography of the newsman and journalist whose CBS program that explores life around the United States has been a Sunday morning favorite.

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User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

I enjoyed his style and am going to do a YouTube search to see if I can find some of his old broadcasts. I would have given this four stars if I were a baby boomer; most of the radio & TV personalities (and many of the political leaders) are meaningless to me. Mea culpa. Read full review

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User Review  - Chuck - Goodreads

When I picked this book to read I thought mistakenly that it was one of those wandering travel books that takes you from place to place uncovering fascinating people and places in the deserts ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
11
Wanderlust
15
Radio Days
24
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Charles Kuralt, September 10, 1934 - July 3, 1997 Charles Kuralt was born on September 10, 1934 in Wilmington, North Carolina. He was the son of a social worker and a teacher. Kuralt attended the University of North Carolina where he edited the student newspaper. He graduated in 1955. A year later, Kuralt won the Ernie Pyle Memorial Award for his human interest columns while working for the Charlotte, North Carolina News. Kuralt joined CBS in 1957 as a rewriter, moving quickly up the ranks to become an on-air correspondent, where he covered the 1960 Presidential campaign. He then moved to the position of head of CBS' Latin American Bureau. He eventually became a roving correspondent, doing four tours of Vietnam, covering the war. Kuralt quit hard news in 1967 and gathered a three man crew to do a three month trial run of "On the Road." After logging more than a million miles for CBS Americana, Kuralt became the anchor of "Sunday Morning," and hosted "An American Moment," and "I Remember." Through the course of his career, Charles Kuralt won three Peabody Awards and ten Emmys. He received the 1981 George Polk Memorial Award for national television reporting and was named Broadcaster of the Year in 1985 by the International Radio- Television Society. He has written "To the Top of the World," "Dateline America," "On the Road with Charles Kuralt," "Southerners," "North Carolina Is My Home" and "A Life on the Road." Charles Kuralt died on July 3, 1997 at the age of 63.