"An American Moment with Charles Kuralt" was a nationally syndicated segment we worked on back in the early days of Destination Hope (a.k.a. DHTV Digital).
Kuralt wasn’t able to travel the country shooting and field producing stories himself, so they sent freelance crews out to capture the stories for him. This was a dream job for the TV producers of the late 1990s and we were able to enjoy the ride.
One of these stories of Americana included Bob Parrish, “The Singing Farmer”. The "should-have-been" opera singer who started his career in Chicago had to move back to the farm to take care of his children after his wife passed away. "The Singing Farmer" still made a successful life for himself and his family on the farm, even after the circumstances that brought him back seemed to point on the contrary.