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 an Emmy® and three Peabody Awards and became a household name.
Kindhearted, avuncular, and unquenchably curious, Kuralt pulled off the road for all sorts of people: horse traders and hex-sign painters, teachers and tinkerers, singing mailmen and steamboat captains, sociable folks and loners, like the man who lived on a glacier in the shadow of Mt. McKinley. By shining a spotlight on those who had gone unnoticed, Kuralt revealed that each of us is noteworthy.
Time capsules of a bygone era, these gentle stories are reminders of what made America great: honesty, hard work, community, character, touches of quirkiness, and rugged individualism. They remain deeply meaningful, poignant, and truthful today. 14 episodes, 3 DVDs, approx. 294 minutes, SDH.
Episode 1: Hex-Sign Painter, Missouri, High-School Plane, Christmas Tree, Alaskan Glacier Priest
Episode 2: Horse Trader, Singing Mailman, Butterflies, Sorghum Making, Minnesota
Episode 3: North Woods Gu
- Exclusive interview with Isadore Bleckman, Kuralt's longtime cameraman
- About On the Road
- Road Updates
- Biography of Charles Kuralt
Boxed setRun Time:
294 minutes, plus bonus programmingFormat:
Full screenNumber of discs:
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"Authentic, uplifting Americana"--TIME
"Stories that deserved to be told"--The Washington Post
"Watching it is a treat"--The New York Times
"Must-see ... endlessly watchable"--Los Angeles Times
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: