Newscasting: Travels with Charley

One night several months ago, while jetting from Manhattan to Detroit to cover a story, CBS Newsman Charles Kuralt, 33, got to wondering about all those tiny clusters of lights in the darkness below. By flitting from one big city to another to report on the latest disaster, he realized, TV newsmen "miss everything in between." "What," he asked, "about the people who live outside the cities? Is the mood of American life really as unsettled as it appears to be on television?"

To find out, three months ago he and a three-man...

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