|From Letter From America|
|C2||The New Californians||11:00|
|D1||The Non-Assasination Of John F. Kennedy||10:18|
|D2||A Tiny Claim To Fame||6:15|
|D3||A Ruined Woman||10:33|
|BBC 51||Alistair Cooke||Talk About America (2xLP, Mono, Gat)||BBC Records||BBC 51||UK||1974|
As Guardian journalist and BBC broadcaster, he never abandoned his principle of the objectivity of the reporter. It was the end of the last of a string of enviable careers. The book accompanying the television series Alistair Cooke’s America sold almost 2m copies. And Cooke became a household name in the US as host of television’s Masterpiece Theatre. If journalism was his life, America was his beat. From his first visit on a Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in 1932, he never really doubted where his heart lay. He emigrated in 1937 and took citizenship in 1941.
Alistair Cooke: Biography, Quotes, America, Books, Journalist, Radio, Television (2000). Beach Walk Insights - Alistair Cooke. The album features Cooke playing jazz standards on piano with accompanying whistle and speaking about his life in America. Host of Masterpiece Theatre 1971–1992.
Alistair Cooke’s weekly talks on American life, history and politics from 1946 – 2004. See Cooke’s original scripts for Letter from America. Listen to the programmes, and see the scripts at the Boston University Archive. Music, movies and television in America. Letter from America rediscovered. The story of how 650 taped home recordings were found and restored. Significant moments in US history. History as it happened – from the Wall Street Crash to 9/11. Alistair Cooke explains America's position on the war in Europe - 7 September 1940.
The New York Times The Americans: Always entertaining, provocative, and enlightening, the best storyteller in America reports on an extraordinarily diverse range of topics, from Vietnam, Watergate, and the constitutional definition of free speech to the jogging craze and the pleasures of a family Christmas in Vermont (James Reston).
GRAMMY Award Results for Alistair Cooke. Collapse All Results Show All Results. 18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975). Best Spoken Word Recording. Talk About America (Album).
Alistair Cooke KBE (20 November 1908 – 30 March 2004) was a journalist and broadcaster. Born in England, he became a naturalized American citizen. Even the prospect of early annihilation should not keep us from making the most of our days on this unhappy planet. In the best of times, our days are numbered anyway.
Talk about America: Letters from America 1951-1968 (1968) The Bodley Head; (1981) Penguin Books ISBN 0-14-005764-1. Letter from America: The Early Years 1946–1968. The Americans: Fifty Talks on our Lives and Times 1969-1979 (Nov 1979) Alfred A Knopf, New York ISBN 0-39450364-3. An Evening With Alistair Cooke at the Piano, an LP record first released in 1955, later rereleased in 1973 by Columbia Special Products (catalogue number B00110SXCK). The album features Cooke playing jazz standards on piano with accompanying whistle, and talking about his life in America.