Born in 1908. Joined the BBC in 1934 as a film critic and started reporting for the BBC in l937. Has presented BBC Radio 4's Letter from America since 1946. Also has presented television programmes, hosted "Masterpiece Theatre" on American public television for 22 years, and has written many books.

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Alistair Cooke's Letter From America
Recent and archive editions of this weekly letter from America to the UK, the world's longest running speech radio programme.
BBC: Radio Legend Cooke Dies Aged 95
Veteran BBC broadcaster Alistair Cooke, best known for his Letter From America show, dies at home. Links to biography and tributes. (March 30, 2004)
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