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A correspondent and crew from the “CBS Sunday Morning” network TV program visited Elkhart, Ind., Monday (April 15) as they prepare a four-part series on RVing to be telecast April 28, May 5, May 12 and May 19.
Leading the project is correspondent Bill Geist, who has taken over for the late Charles Kuralt, who traveled the U.S. for 15 years preparing slice-of-life features for the network.
Geist and crew left from Geist’s home in New Jersey on April 9 in a 34-foot Pace Arrow Class A motorhome donated by Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. They arrived in Elkhart Monday to prepare an installment about the RV/MH Heritage Foundation Hall of Fame and Museum.
The segment about the hall of fame/museum is tentatively scheduled for telecast on May 5, said Carl Ehry, president of the hall of fame/museum foundation.
Geist interviewed Ehry about recognizable members of the hall of fame and selected units displayed at the museum.
“With domestic road travel the hot trend, we have seized the opportunity to demonstrate to the media and the public that this is the summer to see America by RV,” said Gary LaBella, vice president of public relations and advertising for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), which cooperated with CBS.
CBS Sunday Morning is watched by about 4 million people each week, according to the RVIA.