"Sunday Morning": The roads less traveled

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Originally broadcast on January 27, 2019.

"Sunday Morning" was born, in part, out of an affliction: Charles Kuralt's incurable case of wanderlust. For years Kuralt had headed out "On The Road," sticking to the back roads, which, he observed, "are full of surprises."

From the brilliant pastels of might suffice. And we've bathed in the voices of angels, from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir – even joining in the throng once or twice.

The Canary Islands have a song of their own, in a whistle carried on the wind. It's a language born long ago that we learned can be quite a mouthful. (Keep practicing, Tracy Smith!)

We've seen the charm of children on the frigid shores of Iceland, lending their hands to help , an 18th century French warship, and aboard the ships of tomorrow, like the American destroyer , to Bill Geist driving a tiny microcar through a grocery store's aisles. "Handles like a dream!" Geist exclaimed.

Along the way we've stopped off at places that caught our fancy, including museums you may not have heard of, like the Elvis is Alive! Museum in Wright City, Missouri; and competitions from one end of our Earth to the other, including the National Pie Championships in Orlando, Florida; the World Beard and Mustache Championships in Portland, Oregon; and the Giant Pumpkin Boat Regatta at Pumpkinfest in Damariscotta, Maine.

For 40 years we've had the privilege of watching the sun set all over the world. The only thing better than its parting rays is knowing the next day we get to set out all over again.

     Story produced by Young Kim. Editor: Joseph Frandino.

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