Charles Kuralt was investigated by the FBI. [Author comment: Yes,
writer Jon Elliston interviewed me for the story. - Ralph Grizzle]
Here's an excerpt: "Kuralt was hardly
a radical, but some of his best reports told the stories of American
underdogs: coal miners, dispossessed farmers, unions on the wane.
He also reported from several Cold War hot spots, including revolutionary
Cuba. At the same time, Kuralt was unabashedly patriotic, and usually
steered clear of suggesting solutions to the social problems he
Because he reported on Cuba, Kuralt was investigated
in those post-McCarthy days. Click here
to read the entire story.
Mon DEC 3 6:53:45 2001
I only knew Mr. Kuralt, through his travels.
He took me to a world full of goodness where the people were
the same. They say our God, is a forgiving one can we do any
less? Thanks for being his champion.
Kit Thornton <Kit_596@prodigy.net>
- Fri Nov 16 13:08:16 2001
I am a short-timer on enjoying Mr. Kuralt's work. I too loved the
travels he spoke of, and his sincere impressions that made you want
to go to these places. A friend loaned me his audio tapes while I
was on chemo in the hospital. His voice and stories took me away from
my pain and into relaxation and another realm. I respect his professionalism
and as someone who never knew him, I understand "missing him."
- Wed Oct 17 22:46:17 2001
Thank you for having this wonderful site. I have been an admirer of
Kuralt's work for many years, and after having been something of a
homebody for my first 32 years, "A Life on the Road" inspired me to
strike out and travel, too. Thanks to following his example, I've
had a chance to see more of this country and its people, and to find
out more about myself in the journeys. As for his private life, well,
Kuralt understood the humanity of his subjects. They were not perfect,
but he showed what made them special. Perhaps his own human frailties
made him understand the rest of us so well. I would rather know the
truth about this very human, and humane, man than see him depicted
as some cold statue. I leave the judgment of Kuralt's private life
to God; that's his job, not ours.
Marie Lamb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Mon Sep 24 22:37:24 2001
I loved this story teller.
RosaLee Sheard <email@example.com>
- Sat Sep 22 17:35:16 2001
I so enjoyed the book. My grandfather has also so enjoyed his audio
books. Because of macular degeneration he is unable to read. I hope
it comes out in an audio version soon.
April Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sat Sep 15 15:41:59 2001
Thank you for the kind comments and gracious attitude towards Charles
Kuralt. Many hours have been spent enjoying Mr. Kuralt's hopeful look
at our human condition. I miss him. Jim Contopulos <email@example.com>
- Mon Sep 10 5:31:21 2001
The revelation about Mr. Kuralt's secret life is that again our standards
for a married man are down graded. Honor and character does matter
this is the standard that we should set for our children. We cannot
separate character and honor from life achievements. Mary Lee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Wed Aug 22 15:59:58 2001
I MISS HIS PROGRAMS SO MUCH. THANKS FOR THIS SITE. NOW I CAN STILL
ENJOY CHARLES KURALT bettywhite <email@example.com>
- Sun Aug 19 11:26:00 2001
An intellectually stimulating collection of insightful
and occasionally poignant commentaries, Charles Kuralt's People is
very highly recommended reading for students of the human condition in
and legions of Charles Kuralt fans in particular. — Midwest Book
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