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Wednesday Nite Film Series: Biographies - Twenty Years on the Road with Charles Kuralt
Twenty Years on the Road with Charles Kuralt (original 1987, 49 min.)
In 1967, television journalist Charles Kuralt went on the road and began a 20-year nomadic trek to discover the lifeblood of small-town America.
This program records those people whose unusual talents and avocations Kuralt remembers best. They include: the fastest 104-year-old runner ; Bill Hafeman, a birch canoe builder ; the women of North Platte, Nebraska, who ran a canteen for the troops during World War II ; the "Bird Lady" of St. Petersburg, Florida ; Jethro Mann of Belmont, North Carolina, who repairs bikes for neighborhood youngsters ; the old-time gandy dancers ; a former Michigan Supreme Court justice turned fisherman.
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