'Authentic, uplifting Americana' —Time
'Endlessly watchable' —Los Angeles Times
'TV they really, truly don’t make any more' —NPR’s Fresh Air
The beloved Emmy®-winning series that began on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite
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.
A tireless champion of the everyman, Kuralt found something interesting about everyone he met. Abandoning the interstate for country roads, he discovered hundreds of uniquely American characters, reporting on singing mailmen, horse traders, cowboys, traffic cops, and a Russian man who waited 43 years to thank the American soldiers who saved his life.
Enlightening and inspiring, Kuralt’s vignettes are souvenirs from a simpler time, and a reminder of what makes America extraordinary. Time capsules of a bygone era, these gentle stories remain deeply meaningful, poignant, and truthful today.