Time magazine once hailed Charles Kuralt as "the laureate of the common man." and in this final collection. Kuralt once again portrays the people, the places, and the things that define our nation. Culled from his final project, a series of brief television essays in the spirit of his famous On the Road reports, Charles Kuralt's American Moments introduces a host of American characters and scenes, and imbues them with charm, simplicity, and elegance. From the dedication of the man who handcrafts the president's shoes to the quiet beauty of a covered bridge, they are all symbols of an American spirit that Kuralt spent his life chronicling, celebrating, and, most importantly, just noticing.