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Site News - Come Along! On the Road with Charles Kuralt is Coming to DVD this Fall


3-disc set coming from Acorn Media in late October

Posted by David Lambert
8/13/2009
 
    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 became a household name.

    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.
Acorn Media presents On the Road with Charles Kuralt - Set 1, a collection of the wonderful segments which were first seen on The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, and later moved to CBS Sunday Morning (a program which Kuralt was the very first host of). Acorn has compiled 18 "episodes" (collections of the segments) onto a 3-DVD set, due to be released in the USA ($39.99 SRP) and Canada (CA$52.99 SRP) on October 27th. Running 378 minutes long, it's presented in full screen video, English mono audio, and with English subtitles. In addition, DVD special features include "About On the Road," Road Updates, and a biography of Charles Kuralt. Here's a list of the included episodes and segments, followed by the packaging:
  • 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
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