CBS News Revives 'On the Road' Franchise with Steve Hartman, Statue of Liberty

4:34 PM PST 10/28/2011 by Michael O'Connell
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The original segment, featuring Charles Kuralt, ran more than 600 times until 1980.

CBS News is its show back "On the Road." The defunct segment following human interest stories around the United States is coming back to the network after more than 30 year hiatus.

Just hours ahead of its premiere during Friday's CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley, the network announced new segments of "On The Road" would start, featuring reporter Steve Hartman.

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The original "On The Road," which ran from 1967 to 1980 during Evening News' Walter Cronkite era, included more than 600 segments from correspondent Charles Kuralt. Kuralt and his crew covered more than a million miles during that time.
 
In 2008, Hartman revisited Kuralt's original "On the Road" installments with a series of re-airings during CBS Evening News With Katie Couric.

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The first "On The Road" under Hartman's tenure details a group of men who erected a Statue of Liberty replica on top of a Pennsylvania railroad pier in the '80s that was never taken down. It coincides with the 125th anniversary of the actual Statue of Liberty.

"On the Road" will air weekly.

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