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By Anonym 13 Sep

Charles Kuralt

I don't have any well-developed philosophy about journalism. Ultimately it is important in a society like this, so people can know about everything that goes wrong.

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Charles Kuralt

There is melancholy in the wind and sorrow in the grass

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Charles Kuralt

You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Kuralt

I think all those people I did stories about measured their own success by the joy their work was giving them.

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Charles Kuralt

New York is the true City of Light in any season.

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Charles Kuralt

I didn't know what narcissism was until I beheld my own naricssus.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Kuralt

You know, most reporters can't go back to the towns they wrote stories about. I never wrote that kind of story.

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Charles Kuralt

Just by luck, I picked good heroes to worship.

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Charles Kuralt

I have spent a good part of my life looking for the perfect barbecue. There is no point in looking in places like Texas, where they put some kind of ketchup on beef and call it barbecue. Barbecue is pork, which narrows the search to the South, and if it's really good pork barbecue you are looking for, to North Carolina.

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Charles Kuralt

If there are bleachers in heaven and a warm sun, that's where you'll find Bill Veeck.

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Charles Kuralt

Often I have been exhausted on trout streams, uncomfortable, wet, cold, briar scarred, sunburned, mosquito bitten, but never, with a fly rod in my hand have I been less than in a place that was less than beautiful.

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Charles Kuralt

I gained a great appreciation for what I would call the collective achievement of the country. I began thinking of America as a much more just and humane place than I would have thought if I'd been covering the civil rights struggle.

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Charles Kuralt

I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a reporter. I don't know where I got the idea that it was a romantic calling.

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Charles Kuralt

There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things, quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people, or delusions of superiority.

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Charles Kuralt

I was on the high school track team, believe it or not, and played baseball, poorly but passionately.

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Charles Kuralt

I don't know what makes a good feature story. I've always assumed that if it was a story that interested or amused me, that it would have the same impact on other people.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Kuralt

What is it that binds us to this place as to no other? It is not the well, or the bell, or the stone walls, or the crisp October nights or the memory of dogwoods blooming. Our loyalty is not only to William Richardson Davie though we are proud of what he did 200 years ago today. Nor even to Dean Smith, though we are proud of what he did last March. No, our love for this place is based on the fact that it is as it was meant to be, the University of the people.

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Charles Kuralt

In television, everything is gone with the speed of light, literally. It is no field for anybody with intimations of immortality.

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Charles Kuralt

What I learned on the road. Above all else - to love my native land.

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Charles Kuralt

I suppose I was a little bit of what would be called today a nerd. I didn't have girlfriends, and really I wasn't a very social boy.

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Charles Kuralt

I'm not knocking the wholesale grocery business or any other, but there is a kind of romance in journalism which some people, the lucky ones, feel inside them all their lives.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Kuralt

It was so much fun to have the freedom to wander America, with no assignments. For 25 or 30 years I never had an assignment. These were all stories I wanted to do myself.

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Charles Kuralt

The sparrows are preparing for winter, each one dressed in a plain brown coat and singing a cheerful song.

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Charles Kuralt

I had a little insight into life that most kids probably didn't have. My mother was a schoolteacher, and my father was a social worker. Through his eyes I saw the underside of society.

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Charles Kuralt

I saw how many people were poor and how many kids my age went to school hungry in the morning, which I don't think most of my contemporaries in racially segregated schools in the South thought very much about at the time.

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Charles Kuralt

I started out thinking of America as highways and state lines. As I got to know it better, I began to think of it as rivers.

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Charles Kuralt

For 25 or 30 years I never had an assignment. These were all stories I wanted to do myself. So they were always about somebody I like, 'cause if I didn't like him, I just didn't do the story. And to have somebody else paying the bills for this tourism, to every corner of every stage, over and over again? Why, who wouldn't want a job like that?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Kuralt

I think the feature reporter often walks a very thin line between a truly human story and one that slops over into mushiness or sentimentality.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Kuralt

When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don't honor them enough, we don't pay them enough.

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Charles Kuralt

I wasn't a very discriminating reader. I read just about everything that came along.

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Charles Kuralt

TV critics, who traditionally hate television and make their living writing about it, often didn't like what I did on the air.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Kuralt

You can find your way across this country using burger joint the way a navigatior uses stars....We have munched Bridge burgers in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge and Cable burgers hard by the Golden Gate, Dixie burgers in the sunny South and Yankee Doodle burgers in the North....We had a Capitol Burger - guess where. And so help us, in the inner courtyard of the Pentagon, a Penta burger.

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Charles Kuralt

...Pomeranians speak only to Poodles and Poodles speak only to God.

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Charles Kuralt

For a while there, I was a stringer. The expression comes from the old habit of stringing together the column inches that you had written. They'd measure it and pay you 10 cents an inch for your printed copy.

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Charles Kuralt

Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.

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Charles Kuralt

I'm not any kind of social reformer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Kuralt

When I was a little boy I used to borrow my father's hat, and make a press card to stick in the hat band. That was the way reporters were always portrayed in the movies.

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Charles Kuralt

I don't think I had a reputation as a hard worker, but inside I was always being eaten up by the pressures.

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Charles Kuralt

Since my retirement, I've spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can't afford an uneducated underclass of citizens.

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Charles Kuralt

And still I wander, seeking compensation in unforseen encounters and unexpected sights, in sunsets, storms and passing fancies.

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Charles Kuralt

There is such a thing as a national conscience, and it can be touched.

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Charles Kuralt

I used to think that driving, sleepless, ambitious labor was what you needed to succeed.

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Charles Kuralt

I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating. It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with good language and trying to imitate it.

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Charles Kuralt

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.

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Charles Kuralt

I recognize that I had a good deal of good luck in my life. I came along at a time when it was pretty easy to get a job in journalism. I went to work at CBS News when I was about 22, and within a year or so was reporting on the air.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Kuralt

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.

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Charles Kuralt

Kids are always asked, What are you going to be when you grow up? I needed an answer. So instead of saying, a fireman, or a policeman, I said, a reporter.

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Charles Kuralt

A true Southerner will never say in 2-3 words what can better be said in 10-12.

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Charles Kuralt

It was cold out there, bitter, biting, cutting, piercing, hyperborean, marmoreal cold, and there were all these Minnesotans running around outdoors, happy as lambs in the spring.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Charles Kuralt

The reality of any place is what its people remember of it.