Letter From America archives replenished by Newquay man.
November 19, 2012 9:20 AM   Subscribe

BBC's Letter From America archives replenished by Newquay man. Most not kept by the BBC. Amazing piece of radio in and of itself. [previously].
posted by feelinglistless (7 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Any time archives are found of something that had been assumed to be lost, my heart swells up a little bit.
posted by ocherdraco at 10:33 AM on November 19, 2012 [2 favorites]


Also, I was just tickled by "Roy's wife Doris's cousin heard our appeal, and put us in touch." Human networks are just awesome, aren't they?
posted by ocherdraco at 10:36 AM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is a massive violation of copyright. The fines should prove staggering.
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 10:39 AM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


This happens all the time and I do my best to facilitate as much of it as possible.
posted by jscott at 10:46 AM on November 19, 2012 [4 favorites]


Listening to Cooke's "Letter from America", as an American, was always both a weird and warming experience. I suppose hearing oneself described to oneself tends to be a little weird, but it never felt alienating. Even if he did it out of a sense of courtesy towards his host country, he seemed always to be more optimistic about America than Americans are.
posted by ardgedee at 11:17 AM on November 19, 2012 [1 favorite]


We have got to search all those bungalows in Cornwall. We might find Aristotle's second volume of the Poetics.
posted by dhartung at 1:45 PM on November 19, 2012


I particularly love how much he is delighted by Cooke on rehearing a tape from '86. The dust in my room seemed to escalate when he read the letter from Cooke's daughter in which she thanked him 'for loving someone who I loved so much'.
posted by Augenblick at 8:55 AM on November 20, 2012


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