Wednesday, October 2, 2019
charles Kuralt :: essays research papers
10-Ninety Degrees North- Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã In this Chapter Kuralt is asked by one of his bosses to follow along with a man by the name of Ralph Plaisted and many of his friends. Kuralt was asked to make a documentary on the polar expedition that these men were taking part in. KuraltÃ¢â¬â¢s job as the reported was to stay in a little weather shack and take a plane back forth between the shack and the explorers. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã As they closer and closer to the North Pole the men we getting tired but something in Plaisted made every man want to keep going. On there trip the men had to overcome wind speeds up to 60 mph and cracks in the ice up to 4 ft wide. Then one day in may of 1967 the wind and cracked ice was just to much to overcome and the men had to turn back, Although the next year with careful planning and no fear Plaisted took off on this expedition again. As Kuralt stayed back in Cedar Rapids, IA over the radio to Plaisted he asked. Ã¢â¬Å" Where is you location?Ã¢â¬ and Plaisted reported back, Ã¢â¬Å" Ninety degrees north!Ã¢â¬ Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã I believe that that the moral of the story is that nothing in this world is impossible anything can happen at any given time. Like he said in this chapter how could people be starving in the richest nation in the world. And every one doubted Plaisted but look what happen he proved every body wrong. When you put you mind to it anything is possible. 11- Boxes on Wheels Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã This chapter began with Kuralt asking for a vacation and ended in him getting what he would be doing for the rest of his career. A box on wheels is what they call a mobile home. Kuralt and 3 other employees would travel around the nation in a mobile home searching for interesting stories to tell, but what might have been the most interesting was the mobile home. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã The mobile home was always breaking down they couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t go a week with out something on the Cortez breaking down. Whether it was the carburetor, engine or the tires it broke atleast once. The crew went threw about 5 different mobile homes, none of which did the job. The worst of the worst was one day in the winter while driving through Utah in the middle of a blizzard the mobile home broke down.