ON THE ROAD WITH CHARLES KURALT {BALL OF STRING; FIDDLERS; DU PONT; FERRYBOATS; CORN PIPE FACTORY} (TV)

Summary

One in this series of television magazines, in which host Charles Kuralt presents clips from his twenty-five years of travel journalism through the backroads of America. First Kuralt travels to Minnesota to see the world's largest ball of twine, and meet its creator who has been collecting twine since 1950. The second segment takes place at a fiddler's convention in Virginia where fiddle players of all ages come from throughout the South to compete, collaborate, and celebrate their art. In Delaware, Kuralt traces the history of the Du Pont family and company, from the first Du Pont in America, who established the gunpowder mill that began their fortune. Next is a survey of ferryboats, from simple man-operated skiffs, to deluxe multi-storied boats. Finally, Kuralt visits a corncob pipe manufacturing company in Missouri where he observes the pipes being made by machine and by hand, and learns about the huge demand for corncob pipes. Includes commercials.

("On the Road With Charles Kuralt" consists of excerpts from Charles Kuralt's segments on the CBS Evening News, beginning in 1967. In the 1970s the show was aired in four special broadcasts, and in 1983 it was developed into a regular ten-week summer series. This program represents one of a series that was reworked for and aired on the Travel Channel in 1993.)

Cataloging of this program was made possible by the CBS Foundation, 1998.

Details

  • NETWORK: Travel Channel
  • DATE: 1993
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:22:07
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:54637
  • GENRE: Magazine
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Ferries
  • SERIES RUN: Travel Channel - TV series, 1993
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - "On the Road with Charles Kuralt" video series^

CREDITS

    • Robert Northshield … Executive Producer
    • Dalton Delan … Executive Producer
    • Meredith Stark … Coordinating Producer
    • Bernard Birnbaum … Senior Producer
    • Phil Frank … Senior Producer
    • Brook Porter … Producer
    • Peter Freundlich … Writer
    • Tom Harris … Writer
    • Charles Kuralt … Writer, Host