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On the road with Charles Kuralt
Kuralt, Charles, 1934-1997.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2000]

Physical Description:
1 compact disc : digital, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in. + pamphlet.
General Note:
An adaptation of On the road with Charles Kuralt.

Compact disc.
Added Uniform Title:
On the road with Charles Kuralt (Television program)
Format :
Audiobook on CD


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Material Type
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Clarence Library E169.02 .K8692 2000C Adult Audiobook on CD Audiobooks

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Featuring recordings from the late Charles Kuralt's TV segments for CBS, this audiobook of short essays invites readers to travel across the country in their armchairs as Kuralt describes the interesting and ordinary people he meets in his journey across America. 2 CDs.

Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Kuralt, Charles. On the Road with Charles Kuralt. Putnam. Sept. 1985. c.269p. photogs. LC 85-6330. ISBN 0-399-13087-X. $15.95. soc sci ~ Both of these TV journalists (Kuralt with CBS and Dotson with NBC) have roamed the continent for years seeking offbeat human interest stories. Kuralt has been doing it longer and better than most. His vignettes of Americana are invariably humorous, succinct, historically accurate, and often poetic. In this second collection of TV episodes to appear in print, the blend of narration and script enables the reader to easily visualize the scenes. It is storytelling at its best. For Dotson, this is a first effort at expanding his TV tales into book form. His stories tend to focus more on the human spirit as exemplified by the courage, perseverance, sacrifices, and kindnesses of the common person to reach uncommon goals. His work is more sober but not lacking in amusement. Both are good choices for public libraries and those desiring a good dose of what's right with America. Sondra Brunhumer, Western Michigan Univ. Libs., Kalamazoo (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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