Program
Thumbs Across America
Producing Organization
Connecticut Public Television
Contributing Organization
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (Hartford, Connecticut)
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-398-69m37xmt
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Description
Program Description
THUMBS ACROSS AMERICA takes us back to the days when an open road and a working thumb were the adventurers preferred method of travel. Only by casting your fate to the winds would you meet the interesting people who are a part of this country. "Andrew P. Jones broke tradition by turning down the use of a camera crew for his cross-country expedition. Starting out in Boston with an 8mm [video camera], eight days and 20 rides later, Andrew reached his destination - San Francisco! "From pick-up trucks to 18-wheelers and sundry other forms of transportation, Jones documents the lost art of hitchhiking. His off the cuff interviews capture the heart of America. His hosts of teenagers, mothers and truck drivers revealed the beauty of the land as well as personal philosophies. "THUMBS brings to life the hundreds, maybe even thousands of vacation photos each of has taken, allowing us to relive the bygone days, when wanderlust was a ticket to the romance of the open road."--1989 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1989
Created Date
1986
Asset type
Program
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:00:45.865
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Credits
Producing Organization: Connecticut Public Television
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Connecticut Public Broadcasting
Identifier: cpb-aacip-61c7a5e6eb2 (Filename)
Format: 1 inch videotape
Duration: 00:59:29
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-d84c8058517 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
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Citations
Chicago: “Thumbs Across America,” 1989, Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-398-69m37xmt.
MLA: “Thumbs Across America.” 1989. Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-398-69m37xmt>.
APA: Thumbs Across America. Boston, MA: Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-398-69m37xmt