ON THE ROAD WITH CHARLES KURALT {MASSACHUSETTS; HIGHWAY BUILDER; ICE SCULPTOR; PRAYING NUNS; AQUA BELLES} (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. In the first segment, Kuralt travels to Boston, Massachusetts, where he remembers the people and principles that are considered the foundation of the country. He visits the graves of James Otis, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Paul Revere, in addition to sites such as the Boston Commons, while quoting famous phrases, songs, and poems that reflect the Revolutionary spirit. Next, Kuralt spends some time with Gordon Bushnell, a seventy-nine-year-old retired dairy farmer who is working on a solo project to build a road across Minnesota. Over the twenty years that he has been working on the project, he has completed nine miles; and he says that the project keeps him going and provides him with a feeling of accomplishment. In Itasca, Illinois, one lone man creates beautiful sculptures to enhance a fancy hotel brunch. However, since all his work is sculpted out of ice, it will vanish within five hours. Next, the Sisters of Perpetual Adoration of LaCrosse, Wisconsin, have literally been praying non-stop since 1878. The nuns work in shifts, two at a time, with their prayers beginning in their chapel and reaching all around the globe. Finally in Green Valley, Arizona, a group of retired women, who call themselves the Aqua Belles, practice their elaborate synchronized swimming routines for an annual show. 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: 0:21:55
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T:54638
  • GENRE: Magazine
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Ice carving
  • SERIES RUN: Travel Channel - TV series, 1993
  • COMMERCIALS: TV - Commercials - "On the Road with Charles Kuralt" (home video of this 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, Interviewer
    • Samuel Adams
    • Gordon Bushnell
    • John Hancock
    • James Otis
    • Paul Revere