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Letter From America archives replenished by Newquay man.

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 on Nov 19, 2012 - 7 comments

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke now online.

Letter from America was a long-running weekly 15-minute radio series in which journalist Alistair Cooke introduced topical issues from the US to British listeners. Now, the BBC have made 925 episodes from across the years available online, beginning with a fragment from 1947 reflecting on the dropping of the atomic bomb a year earlier.
posted by feelinglistless on Oct 18, 2012 - 12 comments

Bodysnatchers are back...

Alistair Cooke's bones have been stolen by a modern day gang of bodysnatchers. A sad and gruesome posthumous news appearance for the ever-dignified Letter from America presenter.
posted by penguin pie on Dec 22, 2005 - 37 comments

Alistair Cooke dead at 95

Alistair Cooke dead at 95
in this age of savagely polluted airwaves, Cooke as still a beacon from another age - and a helluva of class act. he'll be missed.
posted by specialk420 on Mar 30, 2004 - 16 comments

alistair cooke

"Alistair cooke is the master of the past tense: a living archive of American and British history. Such experience, wisdom and education are unlikely ever again to combine in one journalist." High praise indeed, recently I have been gripped by his documentary charting the rise of modern america. Although in blighty he is probably best known for his weekly letters from america.
posted by johnnyboy on Jul 26, 2003 - 7 comments

For Ali's 60th, The Guardian

For Ali's 60th, The Guardian reprints Alistair Cooke's original account of the Clay-Liston title bout in 1964. "...quicksilver against concrete. Mercury v the Dragon, a live contemptuous picador planting the flags at will in the neck of a tottering old bull." Was the era that this fight ushered in the last hurrah for the sweet science?
posted by coudal on Jan 18, 2002 - 2 comments

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