An American Moment collection
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Collection includes VHS videocassettes of series segments, segment summaries and transcripts, and related materials.
- Creation: 1996 - 1999
- Cable News Network. (Organization)
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Charles Kuralt (1934 – 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 years. At age 60, Kuralt surprised many by retiring from CBS News. At the time, he was the longest tenured on-air personality in the News division. Yet he hinted that his retirement might not be complete — he signed on in early 1997 to host a syndicated, three-times-a-week, ninety-second broadcast, An American Moment, presenting what CNN called "slices of Americana." The show was later hosted by James Earl Jones.
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An American Moment was a syndicated, three-times-a-week, ninety-second broadcast, presenting what CNN called "slices of Americana." Collection includes VHS videocassettes of series segments, segment summaries and transcripts, and related materials.
- An American Moment Collection, 1996-1999
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