Charles Kuralt began his newspaper career in Charlotte. In 1957, he was hired by CBS-TV as a newswriter. He spent his professional career with the network, covering a variety of assignments, including the Vietnam War, Latin America, and the space program. Two of his most poplar programs were \"On the Road\" and \"Sunday Morning.\" Among his awards were fifteen Emmys, two George Foster Peabody Awards, and three Grammy Awards. Kuralt died July 4, 1997.