May 20, 2022

BBC Releasing Online Audio Archive of Alistair Cooke’s “Letters From America” Programs

From the BBC:

A new online archive featuring more than 900 of Alistair Cooke’s celebrated Letters From America is being launched by the BBC.

Broadcast on Radio 4 between 1946 and 2004, it is one of the world’s longest running speech radio programmes.

The archive covers some of the biggest events in recent US history up until Cooke’s death in 2004.

The 920 episodes will be available on the Radio 4 website from 1 November, as the BBC celebrates 90 years of radio.

Learn More About Alistair Cooke and the New Online Archive (via BBC)

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