Award-winning journalist Charles Kuralt is probably best known for his “On The Road” series, which ran on The CBS Evening News with Walther Conkrite in 1967 and continued – after a three-month trial – for 25 years. It won two Peabody Awards over the years.
He began his career at CBS as the host of “Eyewitness to History,” and became the first anchor of CBS’s Sunday Morning, where his “On The Road” series continued. After his retirement at age 60, he continued working as an author and broadcast journalist with his “An American Moment” on CNN.
Kuralt died of lupus complications on the Fourth of July, 1997.