For 20 years beginning in 1967, Charles Kuralt wandered America's byways in search of the unusual and the overlooked. He and his small crew logged more than a million miles and wore out six motor homes. For his homespun vignettes of everyday life, Kuralt won numerous Emmys® and two Peabody Awards.
He traveled through all 50 states, talking with horse traders, worm hunters, singing mailmen, and sharecroppers who put nine children through college. He reported on an elderly man who fixed bicycles for local children, and a woman who talked to Canadian geese. No topic was too small, no person too insignificant.
Kuralt once said, "There are sights in this country and people in this country to banish any gloom you ever may feel and to fill you instead with wonder." By noticing the ordinary and celebrating originality, he exalted us all. 18 episodes, 3 DVDs, approx. 378 minutes, SDH.
Episode 1: Blenheim Ginger Ale, Golden Gate Bridge Workers, Bicycle Man
Episode 2: Super Shoe Salesman, Down-Home Remedies, 80-Year-Old Cook, Unique Mailbox Posts
Episode 3: American Citizen, Blowing Bub
- About On the Road
- Road Updates
- Biography of Charles Kuralt
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"The spirit of America at its best"--Los Angeles Times
"Magical . . . part of TV legend"--Chicago Tribune
"...our beloved visiting uncle...a deToqueville in a motor home..."--Newsweek
Mr. Kuralt is a winner of 13 Emmy Awards including:
Emmy Award Winner ATAS Broadcast Journalism Award for "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite" (1962) for the "On The Road" segments. (1978)
Mr. Kuralt's many career awards include: