On the road with Charles Kuralt

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Putnam, 1985 - History - 316 pages
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Ninety-two brief essays describe rural and small town America and its horse-traders, pioneers, bridge builders, blacksmiths, moonshiners, prospectors, fishermen, and eccentrics

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User Review  - Dbeasley - Goodreads

My family ("Thanksgiving") is featured in this book, so it will always be one of my favorites! Read full review

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User Review  - Ian - Goodreads

Nice little read. A look back on the way things used be done in TV News. Some good points on writing and perceiving..but NOT ENOUGH on the why's and how's of things. A wistful read. Read full review

Contents

Foreword
13
The Bicycle Man Belmont North Carolina
22
The North Platte Canteen North Platte Nebraska
30
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

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.