Route 66: Return to the Road with Martin Milner

They called it “The Main Street of America.” When Martin Milner starred in the television series Route 66, U.S. Highway 66 was the busiest and most famous road in the United States.

Thirty years later, Martin Milner hosts this heartwarming return to what remains of Route 66 after being replaced by the interstate freeways.  It’s an incredible 2400 mile trip that winds its way through eight states, and hundreds of small towns struggling to make a comeback after being bypassed and forgotten.

The real-life people and places of the old highway form a riveting portrait of roadside America and it’s struggle against franchise blight.

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  • BROADCAST:

    PBS

  • PRODUCTION COMPANY:

    PACCOM

  • PRODUCER:

    Jim Jenner

  • Director:

    John Paget

  • EPISODIC DOCUMENTARY

    3 x 52 minutes

  • DATE:

    1998

  • ON DVD

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