PBS NewsHour

A resurgence for the ‘Mother Road’: revitalizing Route 66

Clip: 06/06/2016 | 7m 47s

U.S. Route 66, running 2,400 miles from Chicago to Santa Monica, was once one of the most-traveled highways in the nation; John Steinbeck referred to it as the “Mother Road.” But the rise of the Interstate Highway System led to a loss of traffic, devastating communities that relied on the route’s travelers. Now, Route 66 is making a comeback, thanks to its storied past. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 06/06/16

Rating: NR

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