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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the An American Moment Collection, 1996-1999



Descriptive Summary

Creator: An American Moment Collection
Title: An American Moment Collection
Dates: 1996-1999
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: AR 97-340; 99-047
Extent: 7 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

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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Scope and Contents

Collection includes VHS videocassettes of series segments, segment summaries and transcripts, and related materials.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Kuralt, Charles.
Jones, James Earl.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

An American Moment Collection, 1996-1999, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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3F124 An American Moment, with Charles Kuralt syndicated television series:
Segment summaries and transcripts, December 30, 1996-September 22, 1997
Promotional material, 1997
Magazine and newspaper articles, 1997
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3W96a VHS videocassettes of series segments:
First quarter, 1997, part 1
First quarter, 1997, part 2
Second quarter, 1997
Third quarter, 1997
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3F179 An American Moment, with James Earl Jones syndicated television series:
Segment content summaries, September 29, 1997 - February 8, 1999
Segment scripts, September 29, 1997 - February 8, 1999
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3W92e VHS videocassettes of series segments:
Fourth quarter, 1997
First quarter, 1998
Second quarter, 1998
Third quarter, 1998
Fourth quarter, 1998
First quarter, 1999

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