Charles Kuralt's America by Charles Kuralt

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Charles Kuralt chronicles his trip taken after retiring from CBS News (1994). He takes the reader to Montana in the fall, Alaska in June, Cajun country during winter, North Carolina mountains in spring; Charleston SC, Florida Keys, Maine's coastal area, deserts of New Mexico, oundary waters of northern Minnesota and back roads of Vermont. The journey is filled with people, stories and experiences, all written in a way to hold your attention.

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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.
Published January 1, 1995 by NY Putnam First Printing C. 279 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, History, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Kuralt recalls memorable experiences of his journalism career: we see a family awaiting a soldier's return from Vietnam, the cooperation of blacks and whites building a park in Reno, Nev., the dull sterility of Castro's Cuba.

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Former CBS newsman Kuralt's tales from the road spent 17 weeks on PW's bestseller list.

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For his new tome Charles Kuralt's America, the former CBS newsman spent one month in each of 12 locations, starting with January in New Orleans and finishing up in New York City in December.

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