CHARLES KURALT Biography - People in the News and Media


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Name: Charles Kuralt                                                                       
Born: 10 September 1934 Wilmington, North Carolina, USA                                   
Died: 4 July 1997 New York City, USA                                                       
Charles Kuralt (10 September 1934 - 4 July 1997) was an award-winning American             
journalist. He was most widely known for his long career with CBS, first for his           
"On the Road" segments on The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, and later             
as the first anchor of CBS News Sunday Morning, a position he held for fifteen             
Kuralt's "On the Road" segments were recognized twice with personal Peabody               
Awards. The first, awarded in 1968, cited those segments as heartwarming and "nostalgic   
vignettes"; in 1975, the award was for his work as a U.S. "bicentennial                   
historian"; his work "capture[d] the individuality of the people, the dynamic             
growth inherent in the area, and ...the rich heritage of this great nation."               
He shared in a third Peabody awarded to CBS News Sunday Morning.