BIZARRE COMMUTES, FLYING CARS, DRIVE-TIME RADIO, JAY LENO AND MORE IN “NO EXIT!,” A ONE-HOUR PRIMETIME CBS NEWS SPECIAL EXPLORING AMERICA’S TRAFFIC WOES
Bizarre commutes, flying cars, self-driving vehicles, car radios and a rush-hour drive with Jay Leno are all featured in NO EXIT!, a one-hour CBS News primetime special exploring America’s love/hate relationship with our highways and byways, to be broadcast Friday, May 17 (9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The special, produced by the team at CBS SUNDAY MORNING, features stories that highlight everything from scenic drives to crazy commutes, the promise of cars that can lift off the ground and fly over traffic, and some thoughts from comedian Jim Gaffigan who explains why he enjoys traffic.
Anchored by Jane Pauley, NO EXIT! features Lee Cowan’s report on how America’s love of freedom and automobiles created the gridlock the country experiences today and what engineers are doing to help eliminate it.
Ted Koppel goes for a ride with comedian and car collector Jay Leno around Washington, D.C. in a 1909 Ford Model T.
Also on the broadcast, David Pogue takes a spin in a self-driving car and reports on the future of the technology. Susan Spencer meets some folks who have rather unusual commutes, including a man who rows a self-made boat across the Hudson River and another who beats traffic on a unicycle. Nancy Giles talks with radio pioneer Bruce Morrow – known as Cousin Brucie – about the growth of drive-time radio and its role in American pop culture. Richard Schlesinger goes aloft in a prototype flying car. And Ben Tracy reports on how manhole covers are being turned into an art form in Japan.
Rand Morrison is the executive producer of NO EXIT! and CBS SUNDAY MORNING.
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