60 Years Ago: ON TOUR with Ed Koterba

Airstream trip (1)

60 years ago, before there was a Charles Kuralt, there was an Ed Koterba. In March 1958, Hall Syndicate promoted Ed Koterba as “the new Ernie Pyle,” and sent him on a six-month 25,000-mile tour in a 26-foot Airstream trailer from Washington, D.C. to Key West to Mexico to California to Alaska, and to New England before returning to Washington, D.C.┬áHis daily columns were covered by 115 newspapers across the country. The secret of his appeal was his ability to dig out colorful stories about the little things in life and to write them in a folksy, easy-to-read style.

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