One in this series in which host William Friday, the president of the University of North Carolina, interviews successful people who reside in or hail from North Carolina. In this program, William Friday talks with Charles Kuralt, anchor of "CBS News Sunday Morning." Kuralt discusses the following topics, among others: the selection process for hiring the various correspondents on "CBS News Sunday Morning"; the importance of being a good writer in the television medium; his work schedule for the program; his experience travelling with pianist Vladimir Horowitz to Russia, where Horowitz performed for the first time in sixty years; the Reagan administration's lack of interest in environmental protection; producing his "On the Road" series; the evolution of North Carolina since he was a child; joy and trepidation over the recent rapid changes in Eastern Europe, China, and Africa; his happy days as a Chapel Hill history major and editor of the student newspaper; his positive impressions of today's youth and the higher level of academic competition at the University since he was a student; the importance of humanities programs at the great universities, which he believes should resist becoming "trade schools"; a new book on which he is working entitled "A Life on the Road"; an upcoming tribute to Kuralt in which he will be honored by various North Carolina luminaries.

Cataloging of this program was made possible by the William R. Kenan, Jr., Charitable Trust in honor of William C. Friday.


  • NETWORK: PBS North Carolina Public Television
  • DATE: February 5, 1990 Monday 7:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:28:46
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:40872
  • GENRE: Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Biography
  • SERIES RUN: UNC-TV - TV series, 1970-2012


  • Dick Snavely … Producer, Director
  • Rod Abernethy … Theme Music by
  • William C. Friday … Host, Interviewer
  • Charles Kuralt … Guest
  • Vladimir Horowitz