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On the Road: Set 2

On the Road: Set 2

For 20 years starting in 1967, Kuralt wandered America's byways in search of the unusual and the overlooked. For his homespun vignettes and sharp reporting, he won an Emmy® and three Peabodys. Each set includes 18...more.
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Overview
For 20 years starting in 1967, Kuralt wandered America's byways in search of the unusual and the overlooked. For his homespun vignettes and sharp reporting, he won an Emmy® and three Peabodys. Each set includes 18 episodes compiled by the Travel Channel from the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite series. "The spirit of America at its best"--Los Angeles Times. SDH subtitles; each approx. 378 min. on 3 DVDs.
Episodes
Disc 1
Episode 1: Cloggers, Lady Pilot, Blackie, Spivey Farm, Michigan: Wheels and Machines

Episode 2: British Graves, Lula Watson, Canoe Maker, Pumpkins, Ohio: The Golden Lamb

Episode 3: Moonshiners, Indiana: Poet James Whitcomb Riley, Friendship Between Man and Falcon

Episode 4: Totem Poles, Waynesburg Rain Day, Johnny Appleseed, Swings, Tennessee: A Round and Tumble Past

Episode 5: Ball of String, Fiddlers, Delaware: The Du Pont Family, Ferry Boats, Corn-Pipe Factory

Episode 6: Jump Rope, Chicago Fire, Hood Ornaments, Bottle House, New Jersey: G.W. Crossing the Delaware River

Disc 2
Episode 7: Toy-Fixing Man, Skipjack, Jerry's Deli, Billy Jones Railroad, South Carolina: Spirit of a City

Episode 8: Alabama: Freedom through Knowledge, Steam Whistles, Mule Doctor, Norwegian Blind Skiers, Auctioneer

Episode 9: Homesteading, Horseshoe Throwing, Mail Boat, Barber Poles, Arkansas: The Louisiana Purchase

Episode 10: Oyster Shucking, Driftwood, Wild Mustangs, Trailers, Oklahoma: American Indian Alphabet

Episode 11: Poet, Chewing Tobacco, Arizona: The Trading Post, Christmas Toys, Professor Turned Janitor

Episode 12: National Road, Bald Eagles, Sandcastles, Rafts, Oregon: The Columbia River

Disc 3
Episode 13: Swanee River, 40-Horse Hitch, Old-Time Religion, Construction Crane, Washington: Narcissa Whitman

Episode 14: Wine Harvest, Lonnie's Diner, Trading Day, Traffic Cop, Texas: Cowboys' Romantic Myth

Episode 15: Coffee Club, Lightning, McKinley Pilot, Weeds, Hawaii: Early Days

Episode 16: Parolees, Bell Lady, Rodeo Old-Timers, Bird Lady, Connecticut

Episode 17: Maryland: Chesapeake-Ohio Canal, Peppers, Spring, Sod Houses, Gold Leaf

Episode 18: Russian Dentist, Bean-Shooter Man, West Virginia: Harpers Ferry
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: NR
Press
"Must-see ... endlessly watchable"--Los Angeles Times

"A national treasure"--CNN Radio

"TV they really, truly don't make anymore"--NPR's Fresh Air

"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

Time magazine dubbed Kuralt "the laureate of the common man."
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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