On the Road With Charles Kuralt: Set 2
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"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 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.
Curious, generous, and always warm, Kuralt found everyone fascinating: cowboys, traffic cops, short-order cooks, makers of corncob pipes, the 87-year-old college professor turned janitor who proclaimed, "No honest work is undignified." He reported on a man who fixed toys, a farmer who carved slingshots, a Russian who waited 43 years to thank the American soldiers who saved his life. No story was too small, no person too ordinary.
Time magazine dubbed Kuralt "the laureate of the common man." Perhaps the men and women he featured weren’t so common after all, but instead represented the country at its best.
Originally compiled for broadcast by the Travel Channel, each episode in this set contains 3-5 On the Road segments.
Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond our ability to correct from the original materials.
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Top Customer Reviews
This MEGA MEAL DEAL set includes Lonnie's Diner to Jerry's Deli; horseshoe tossers to a Russian dentist; an 80-horse titch to Harper's Ferry; with tobacco & toys for dessert.
You'll be awed, laugh, heart-warmed, and thoroughly entertained. The set has SUBTITLES. It's unrated, but super family friendly. 3 DVDs include 378 minutes [that's over 6 hours or equal to 4 feature-length movies], 18 episodes, 86 segments.
And for those who like EPISODE details:
1: Cloggers, Lady Pilot, Blackie, Spivey Family, Michigan: Wheels & Machines
2: British Graves, Lula Watson, Canoe Maker, Pumpkins, Ohio: The Golden Lamb
3: Moonshiners, Indiana: Poet James Whitecomb Riley, Friendship Between Man and Falcon
4: Totem Poles, Waynesburg Rain Day, Johnny Appleseed, Swings, Tennessee: A rough and Tumble Past
5: Ball of String, Fiddlers, Delaware: The Du Pont Family, Ferry Boats, Corn-Pipe Factory
6: Jump Rope, Chicago Fire, Hood Ornaments, Bottle House, New Jersey: G.W. Crossing the Delaware River
7: Toy-Fixing Man, Skipjack, Jerry's Deli, Billy Jones Railroad, S.Read more ›
There is an old Twilight Zone episode where a movie star from the past walks up into the screen showing one of her films and stays there, prefering to live in that world. I kind of feel that way watching Charles Kuralt. However, the real lesson of `On The Road' is that these stories are around us all the time. We just need eyes and ears like Charles Kuralt to recognize them.
Please keep these sets coming!
Only now, I understand that if you put those many little stories together, you have a complete mosaic of what is America.
A history buff, Charles Kuralt's love and appreciation for the genteel lifestyle of rural America is evident. He never talks down to people, and treats everyone and everything with respect. Kuralt doesn't seems to have any political axe to grind, and prefers not to dwell on the negative. Only on rare occasions does he even broach anything controversial. Looking back, the span between those times and now, seems even more expansive. So very much has changed in the last half century or so, and much of what is presented, perhaps no longer exists. People have changed as well, and while we can never go back to the past, we can certainly appreciate things that were, and try and learn something from it.
Kuralt occasionally reports from a big city, but more often he is in some obscure rural location.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Video is of poor quality and the stories are not of importance. Stories looked like they were filmed 50 years ago.Published 7 months ago by Dennis F. Lasanen