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By Paige Williams and Paige Williams,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 1, 1998
This article is based on Montana and North Carolina court records, hearing transcripts, interviews, newspaper archives, and Charles Kuralt's books "A Life on the Road," "On the Road With Charles Kuralt" and "Charles Kuralt's America."On his sickbed in New York in the summer of 1997, Charles Kuralt thought of Montana, a place he had loved for a great many years for its natural wonders, far away from his life in the city.Down by a riverside, he built a log cabin. It reminded him of his native North Carolina, but most of all it gave him a place to disappear.
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December 1, 2009
BERNARD BIRNBAUM , 89 CBS News producer CBS News producer Bernard Birnbaum, who helped shape the public's view of issues ranging from poverty to the Watergate scandal while working alongside Walter Cronkite and Charles Kuralt, has died. Mr. Birnbaum died on Thanksgiving Day at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, N.Y., after having a heart attack while visiting relatives nearby, CBS News said in a statement Saturday. Mr. Birnbaum's CBS career won him seven Emmy Awards and took him to places ranging from Vietnam to the small-town America seen in "On the Road with Charles Kuralt."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | April 2, 1994
Charles Kuralt says 90 percent of the mail he's received at "CBS Sunday Morning" over the last 15 years includes basically the same plea: "Oh gosh, never change that show. That program our church."Tomorrow "Sunday Morning" will undergo the biggest and worst change imaginable this side of cancellation when Kuralt signs off as host for the last time. A devoted congregation of viewers will be left without its cultural pastor. And network TV will lose one of its most literate, lucid and reassuring voices.
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December 1, 2009
BERNARD BIRNBAUM , 89 CBS News producer CBS News producer Bernard Birnbaum, who helped shape the public's view of issues ranging from poverty to the Watergate scandal while working alongside Walter Cronkite and Charles Kuralt, has died. Mr. Birnbaum died on Thanksgiving Day at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, N.Y., after having a heart attack while visiting relatives nearby, CBS News said in a statement Saturday.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 5, 1997
Dribs and drabs from the notebook, just the thing to kick off 1997.A few changes to note in the world of local TV programming:WMAR, Channel 2, will not be carrying ABC's new late-night entry, "Politically Incorrect" (Boo!), which debuts tomorrow. Instead, "Access Hollywood" will air at 12: 05 a.m., after "Nightline," with "Extra!" coming on at 12: 35 a.m. Beginning next Monday, Pat Bullard's talk show will round out the evening, airing at 1: 05 a.m.In the mornings beginning next Monday, Maury Povich's show will air at 9 a.m., followed by "In Person with Maureen O'Boyle" at 10.And finally, beginning tomorrow, "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!"
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By Russell Baker | April 6, 1994
CHARLES Kuralt is gone.What is going to happen to America? The barber pole is vanishing, and Charles Kuralt is gone.America is vanishing bit by bit. The barber pole is vanishing, the last telephone booths are even now headed down the bay aboard garbage scows, the very fate mehitabel envisioned for herself, and now mehitabel herself is vanishing from the American memory. And Charles Kuralt is gone.Going, going, so much of America is going, like Charles Kuralt.The Princess telephone is headed for the Smithsonian.
NEWS
December 1, 2009
BERNARD BIRNBAUM , 89 CBS News producer CBS News producer Bernard Birnbaum, who helped shape the public's view of issues ranging from poverty to the Watergate scandal while working alongside Walter Cronkite and Charles Kuralt, has died. Mr. Birnbaum died on Thanksgiving Day at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, N.Y., after having a heart attack while visiting relatives nearby, CBS News said in a statement Saturday. Mr. Birnbaum's CBS career won him seven Emmy Awards and took him to places ranging from Vietnam to the small-town America seen in "On the Road with Charles Kuralt."
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December 1, 2009
BERNARD BIRNBAUM , 89 CBS News producer CBS News producer Bernard Birnbaum, who helped shape the public's view of issues ranging from poverty to the Watergate scandal while working alongside Walter Cronkite and Charles Kuralt, has died. Mr. Birnbaum died on Thanksgiving Day at Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, N.Y., after having a heart attack while visiting relatives nearby, CBS News said in a statement Saturday.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | May 4, 1994
Right off the bat, you get the sense that CBS isn't sure about "One More for the Road With Charles Kuralt and Morley Safer," which airs at 8 tonight on WBAL (Channel 11)."This is not a tribute to Charles Kuralt, and it's certainly not an obituary, because he's very much alive," Morley Safer tells viewers in the opening."But he's leaving us to follow his own wandering star. So, what could be more fun than to sit down and talk to Kuralt and have one more for the road?"More than anything else, the CBS special resembles a long celebrity profile/interview on "60 Minutes," with Safer chatting with Kuralt about Kuralt's career.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | July 21, 1994
Charles Kuralt shows up in prime time tonight. That's the good news. So do the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers." That's the bad news.* "The Simpsons" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- In tonight's rerun episode, Bart wins a pachyderm in a radio contest. I'd give more details, but they're irrelephant. Fox repeat.* "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Be afraid. Be very afraid. This is Fox's first prime-time glimpse at the latest craze to infect children's television.
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By Paige Williams and Paige Williams,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | June 1, 1998
This article is based on Montana and North Carolina court records, hearing transcripts, interviews, newspaper archives, and Charles Kuralt's books "A Life on the Road," "On the Road With Charles Kuralt" and "Charles Kuralt's America."On his sickbed in New York in the summer of 1997, Charles Kuralt thought of Montana, a place he had loved for a great many years for its natural wonders, far away from his life in the city.Down by a riverside, he built a log cabin. It reminded him of his native North Carolina, but most of all it gave him a place to disappear.
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By William Grimes and William Grimes,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | February 22, 1998
Every ocean cruise comes wrapped in the myth that the harried traveler finally gets away from it all. No telephones, no traffic, no nothing -- just lots of time and an endless expanse of sparkling water. It offers leisure in the most concentrated form to be found outside a flotation tank.The cruise lines know better. Doing nothing is highly stressful, which is why many of them have entertainment divisions working day and night to ensure that passengers never have to confront an idle moment.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 5, 1997
Charles Kuralt, the folksy CBS newsman who left behind the drama of covering far-off wars and national elections to chronicle small-town and offbeat America from a motor home for his "On the Road" television reports, died Friday. He was 62.Kuralt died at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City.The cause of death was heart failure, said Shirley Lentz, a spokeswoman for the family. She said that Kuralt had recently been found to have lupus but that it had not contributed to his death.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 5, 1997
Dribs and drabs from the notebook, just the thing to kick off 1997.A few changes to note in the world of local TV programming:WMAR, Channel 2, will not be carrying ABC's new late-night entry, "Politically Incorrect" (Boo!), which debuts tomorrow. Instead, "Access Hollywood" will air at 12: 05 a.m., after "Nightline," with "Extra!" coming on at 12: 35 a.m. Beginning next Monday, Pat Bullard's talk show will round out the evening, airing at 1: 05 a.m.In the mornings beginning next Monday, Maury Povich's show will air at 9 a.m., followed by "In Person with Maureen O'Boyle" at 10.And finally, beginning tomorrow, "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy!"
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1995
Montel Williams, the nationally syndicated talk-show host who grew up in Baltimore, has some sibling competition.Older brother Herman Williams, 42, is now executive producer of "The Charles Perez Show," one of the new crop of daytime talk fests that arrived this fall. It airs from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays on WBFF-TV, Channel 45.The brothers are the sons of Herman Williams Jr., Baltimore's fire chief.The talk-show producer previously worked as a producer on 38-year-old Montel's program (4 p.m.-5 p.m. weekdays on WMAR-TV, Channel 2)
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By SARA ENGRAM | July 9, 1995
Arriving at play school, the 3-year-old announces with great solemnity: ''Mommy hit a rock when she was driving the car.''Not exactly a falsehood, it is one of those teasers open to far more serious interpretation than it deserves -- at least in this journalist's impeccable judgment.Now why, Mom wondered aloud, was that the important pronouncement of the day, rather than something like: ''Mommy made some yummy oatmeal this morning and even gave me seconds.''Silly question. Quick as a flash the answer came back from a discerning adult: Well, why does the newspaper you work for print all that bad news and leave out the good things that happen every day?
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By CARL SESSIONS STEPP | November 25, 1990
A Life on the Road.Charles Kuralt.Putnam.256 pages. $19.95. Dispatches from distant places hardly constitute a new genre of reporting, tracing back as they do at least to Homer. Even the "on the road" signature dates back a ways; Jack Kerouac had his version, and so did Bob Hope.Why, then, has CBS' peripatetic Charles Kuralt come t personify so the on-the-road motif? And why, given all the imitators that he has inspired, does his brand of rec-vehicle reportage surpass the fluff and froth of others?
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By SARA ENGRAM | July 9, 1995
Arriving at play school, the 3-year-old announces with great solemnity: ''Mommy hit a rock when she was driving the car.''Not exactly a falsehood, it is one of those teasers open to far more serious interpretation than it deserves -- at least in this journalist's impeccable judgment.Now why, Mom wondered aloud, was that the important pronouncement of the day, rather than something like: ''Mommy made some yummy oatmeal this morning and even gave me seconds.''Silly question. Quick as a flash the answer came back from a discerning adult: Well, why does the newspaper you work for print all that bad news and leave out the good things that happen every day?
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | July 21, 1994
Charles Kuralt shows up in prime time tonight. That's the good news. So do the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers." That's the bad news.* "The Simpsons" (8 p.m.-8:30 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- In tonight's rerun episode, Bart wins a pachyderm in a radio contest. I'd give more details, but they're irrelephant. Fox repeat.* "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" (8:30 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- Be afraid. Be very afraid. This is Fox's first prime-time glimpse at the latest craze to infect children's television.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | May 4, 1994
On TV, it's a day where conversation reigns. One controversial celebrity, Mike Tyson, speaks from prison in a taped interview on "Larry King Live." Another, Tonya Harding, speaks to Rolonda Watts in a taped interview on "Rolonda." And in what, by comparison, is a breath of fresh air time, Charles Kuralt chats with Morley Safer in a taped interview for a highly recommended CBS special.* "Rolonda." (11 a.m.-noon, WJZ, Channel 13) -- Of all the talk-show hosts out there, how did Ms. Watts land Tonya Harding for her first extended post-Olympics sit-down?
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