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On the Road: Set 1

On the Road: Set 1

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...more.
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Overview
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.
Episodes
Disc 1
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 Bubbles, Junk-Mail Heat, Simplify

Episode 4: Domino Theory, Old Advertisements, Building Wooden Boats, Roadside Shangri-la

Episode 5: Kentucky Croquet-Playing Field, "Black Diamond" Private Railcar, Twidd, The Circus Bandleader

Episode 6: Whistle-Stop Ride, Toothpick Artist, National Weather Survey

Disc 2
Episode 7: All-Night Library, Life on the Bayou, Living in a Small Town

Episode 8: Lady Mayor, Bullfighter, Wind Symphony, Carousels, Shipbuilders of Maine

Episode 9: Interstate 80, Farming and Fishing in Kansas, Greek Sponge-Fisherman, Bishop of Spokane, Volkswagens

Episode 10: Piney Woods Thoreau, Coffee Cups, Wheat Harvest, Cadillac Ranch, Nebraska: Bountiful Desert

Episode 11: Abraham Lincoln's Hometown, Hummingbirds, Maple Sugar, Woman Driver, Mayor of Duncan

Episode 12: Dowser, One-Room Schoolhouse, Brick Maker, Cable Cars, Iowa

Disc 3
Episode 13: Mushrooms, Covered Bridges, Turkey Trot, Kite Man, Montana: Little Big Horn

Episode 14: 104-Year-Old Man, Cymbals Factory, Sleighs, California: The Mission Trail

Episode 15: Chicken Man, Idaho, The River of No Return, Man Who Waves at Traffic

Episode 16: Pauli Murray, Delta Queen, Street Vendor, Colorado Prospectors

Episode 17: Stone Skipping, New Mexico: Atomic Bomb, Pothole Festival, Greenup H.S. Cheerleaders, Crop Artist

Episode 18: Bike Messenger, Lace Making, Cicadas, Capitals of the World, South Dakota: Cowboys of Deadwood
DVD Extras
  • About On the Road
  • Road Updates
  • Biography of Charles Kuralt
Details
Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 378 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 3
Language: English
Subtitles: N/A
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Rating: N/A
Press
"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

"Television's Norman Rockwell"--Los Angeles Times

"Any time...with Kuralt is time worth taking."--USA Today
Awards
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:
Columbia-Dupont Journalism Award Winner (1996)

International Radio and Television Society Winner for Broadcaster of the Year (1985)

Peabody Award Winner (Personal) for "On The Road" reporting (1976)

Peabody Award Winner (Personal) for "On The Road" reporting (1969)

Television Critics Association Award: Career Achievement Award (1994)

Ernie Pyle Memorial Award (1956) for the human interest columns he wrote for the Charlotte News.
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