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  Alistair Cooke - FREE Alistair Cooke Biography | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
Cooke became famous in Britain for interpreting American life and culture to a British audience and in America, as the epitome of the elegantly urbane English gentleman, for hosting several popular television programs.
Interview: Alistair Cooke discusses his experiences in America that have been source of his BBC radio program for 53 years
Alistair Cooke's American journey Alistair Cooke's vivid account of his 6,000-mile journey across wartime America has been lost to the world for 60 years.
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  Alistair Cooke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alistair Cooke, KBE, (November 20, 1908 – March 30, 2004) was a legendary British-American journalist and broadcaster.
Alistair Cooke's America, a 13-part television series about the United States and its history, was first broadcast in both Britain and the US in 1973, and was followed by a book of the same title.
Alistair Cooke said that, of all his work, Alistair Cooke's America was what he was most proud of; it is the result and expression of his long love of America.
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 Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke (born 1908) is an English-born American journalist and broadcaster.
Born in Salford, England, Alistair Cooke was educated at Blackpool Grammar School[?] and Jesus College, Cambridge, where he gained a first-class honours degree in English.
Alistair Cooke has said that, of all his work, Alistair Cooke's America is what he is most proud of; it is the result and expression of his long love of America.
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 Introduction of Alistair Cooke - The Churchill Centre
Cooke wrote, "has been that of reporting America, first to Britain and then to the rest of the world." He was early involved with television, as host of Omnibus prior to Masterpiece Theater.
Though always realistic, Alistair Cooke remains the kind of optimist Churchill was, in seeking silver linings to clouds however stormy.
Cooke wrote, "as a Prince, as a King, as a man, is one that all comfortable people should cower from deserving: He was at his best only when the going was good." (Rather the opposite of a definition of Winston Churchill, which is perhaps why Churchillophiles remember it.)
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 Alistair Cooke | The San Diego Union-Tribune
Alistair Cooke was born Alfred Cooke in Salford, a suburb of Manchester, on Nov. 20, 1908.
Cooke was London correspondent for NBC in 1936-37, The Manchester Guardian's U.N. correspondent from 1945 to 1948, and chief U.S. correspondent of the Guardian until 1972.
Cooke is survived by a son from his first marriage, John, in Wyoming; a stepson, Stephen Hawkes of California; a stepdaughter, Frances, Lady Rumbold of London; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
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 RedOrbit - General - Broadcaster Alistair Cooke's bones stolen: papers
It quoted Cooke's daughter, Susan, as saying she had learned of the theft last week and was shocked and saddened by it.
Cooke, the long time host of the U.S. public television show "Masterpiece Theater," and known for his Letter from America broadcasts for the BBC, died in New York in March 2004 from lung cancer.
It said its sources said that paperwork uncovered in the investigation showed that Cooke's cause of death was changed to a heart attack and that his age was reported as 85.
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 Alistair Cooke, 95; his warm, assuring voice helped explain, define 20th century - The Boston Globe
Alistair Cooke, whose suavely assured manner made him an institution on both sides of the Atlantic, as host of PBS's "Masterpiece Theatre" and through his weekly "Letter from America" radio broadcasts, died yesterday at his home in New York City.
Cooke assured his place in broadcast history as host of two landmark television series: the cultural program "Omnibus," during the 1950s, for which he won an Emmy Award in 1958; and "America: A Personal History of the United States," for which he won two Emmys in 1973.
Cooke leaves his wife, Jane (White) Hawkes Cooke; a daughter, Susan of New Hampshire; a son, John, of Wyoming, from a previous marriage to Ruth (Emerson) Cooke, which ended in divorce in 1946; a stepdaughter, and a stepson.
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 Veteran broadcaster Alistair Cooke dies at 95 - More news and other features- msnbc.com
LONDON - Alistair Cooke, whose weekly "Letter from America" was a radio fixture in Britain for 58 years, has died at the age of 95, the British Broadcasting Corp. announced Tuesday.
In addition to his BBC work, Cooke was London correspondent for the U.S. NBC network in 1936-37, The Manchester Guardian's United Nations correspondent from 1945 to 1948, and chief U.S. correspondent of The Guardian until 1972.
Cooke's "insight, wisdom and unique ability to craft words enabled millions of listeners in the UK and around the world to understand the texture of the United States and its people," said Mark Byford, acting director general of the BBC.
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 Amazon.ca: Alistair Cooke: A Biography: Books: Nick Clarke   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cooke also wrote for British and U.S. newspapers and magazines even as he found a new role in television, hosting series from Omnibus to Masterpiece Theater and authoring the highly profitable America: A Personal History.
Alistair Cooke lived for nearly one hundred years and that's about how long it will take you to read this book.
Cooke, a veteran journalist and prolific author himself, was a master at creating bright and colourful profiles of famous people, places and events.
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 Reference for Alistair Cooke - Search.com
Cooke began what was to become a permanent emigration in 1937, although his claim for citizenship took over four years to be processed.
Alistair Cooke's America, a 13-part television series about the United States and its history, was first broadcast in both Britain and the US in 1973, and was followed by a book of the same title.
Alistair Cooke said that, of all his work, Alistair Cooke's America was that of which he was most proud; it is the result and expression of his long love of America.
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 Cooke, Alistair
Cooke regarded the series as a "personal history of America," and he told it in a way that was both entertaining as well as educational.
Cooke brought together the words, sights and sounds in a way that was to be recognized by the industry: he won an Emmy Award in 1973 for "Individuals contributing to Documentary Programs." Later America would run on public television, one of the few programs originally produced for U.S. commercial television to do so.
Cooke was there as host who introduced the program, making a few off-the-cuff observations about the style of the production of the ideas of British culture found therein.
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 Remembering Alistair Cooke   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On October 15th this year these words, spoken by Alistair Cooke himself, echoed around Westminster Abbey, listened to by over 2000 friends, family and colleagues who had gathered to commemorate his life.
They are also the opening words of this special Christmas Day BBC Radio tribute to Cooke, in which those friends, family and colleagues remember Cooke's broadcasting career and his rich and long life.
Alistair Cooke was a man of many talents and passions.
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 Alistair Cooke dies aged 95 | Media | MediaGuardian.co.uk
The prime minister described Cooke, who presented BBC Radio 4's Letter from America for more than 50 years, as "one of the greatest broadcasters of all time" and said he would be "deeply, deeply missed".
Director of BBC News Richard Sambrook said: "Alistair Cooke was a wonderful broadcaster, combining intelligence, shrewd judgment about the affairs of the world and elegance in his writing.
Cooke also told the paper he was "furious" the BBC had broken news of his departure before he could announce it himself in his farewell report.
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 Alistair Cooke retires
Cooke has also taken part in a wide range of television programmes but is perhaps best known for the BBC's Alistair Cooke's America, which was aired around the world.
He said: "Alistair Cooke has been one of the greatest broadcasters ever, full of insight and wisdom."He has brought enormous pleasure to millions of listeners, both in the United Kingdom and around the world." Jenny Abramsky, director of BBC radio and music, said Cooke's letters were a "unique legacy" which had "stimulated and entertained millions".
Cooke was born in Salford, England in 1908.
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 ListenNJ - Alistair Cooke
Alistair Cooke’s weekly sound postcards from the States have been become a broadcasting institution.
Once more personally selected by Alistair Cooke these middle years in America bring reports on the fl revolution and ’60s counter culture as well as fascinating memories of Bing Crosby, Groucho Marx...
Alistair Cooke was radio’s great observer, the doyen of foreign correspondents and the...
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 Alistair Cooke - Art History Online Reference and Guide
Alistair Cooke (November 20, 1908 - March 30, 2004) was a journalist and broadcaster.
Cooke returned to America in 1937, this time for good: he became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1941.
Cooke died at midnight on March 30, 2004 at his home in New York City of congestive heart failure.
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Obituary: Alistair Cooke
For more than half a century, Alistair Cooke's weekly broadcasts of Letter from America for BBC radio monitored the pulse of life in the United States and relayed its strengths and weaknesses to 50 countries.
Alistair Cooke made his first visit to the United States in 1932, on a Commonwealth Fund Fellowship which took him to both Yale and Harvard universities.
Alistair Cooke never decided what he was going to talk about until he wrote the script, made no notes during the preceding week and preferred to rely on his memory.
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 Online NewsHour: In Memoriam: Alistair Cooke -- March 30, 2004
Alistair Cooke, a broadcasting legend on both shores of the Atlantic, died of heart failure yesterday in New York City.
Cooke reported his radio program "Letter from America" each week for 58 years on the BBC, and American audiences knew Cooke as the host of "Masterpiece Theatre" on PBS.
Cooke first came to the United States from England in 1932 to study theater, but quickly shifted to journalism.
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 WGBH Remembering Alistair Cooke
Cooke hosted Masterpiece Theatre, produced by WGBH for PBS, for 22 seasons beginning with the show's premiere in 1971 and continuing until he retired in 1992.
Cooke often equated his role on the popular series with that of a headwaiter "in the sense that I'm there to explain for interested customers what's on the menu and how the dishes were composed."
Alistair Cooke was born Alfred Cooke in 1908 in Manchester, England, the son of an ironworker and lay preacher and an Irish immigrant mother.
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 ALISTAIR COOKE - for news on Alistair Cooke Click Here
A gang suspected of stealing the bones of veteran BBC broadcaster Alistair Cooke are to face charges, reports say.
The bones of the late broadcaster Alistair Cooke were stolen and sold, a New York newspaper claims.
Prosecutors investigate claims that the bones of the late broadcaster Alistair Cooke were stolen.
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 CNN.com - Broadcaster Alistair Cooke dies - Mar 30, 2004
Cooke, who had missed only three broadcasts in about 3,000 programs, thanked his listeners for their loyalty after announcing his retirement.
Cooke was perhaps best known for "Alistair Cooke's America," a BBC series aired around the world, and as host of the PBS series "Masterpiece Theatre" in the United States for 22 years.
Born Alfred Cooke in 1908 and raised in a boarding house in Blackpool, England, he changed his name to Alistair after graduating from Cambridge University with an honors degree in English.
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 The New York Times > Arts > Television > Alistair Cooke, Elegant Interpreter of America, Dies at 95
Cooke's biographer, a BBC reporter, Nick Clarke, to inform him of her father's death at midnight.
Cooke was widely known to American television audiences as the host of the pioneer cultural program "Omnibus" in the 1950's and later as the imperturbable and honey-voiced host of the long-running "Masterpiece Theater" on public television.
Cooke first gained a large American audience as the elegant host of "Omnibus," the legendary magazine of the arts that appeared on all three major commercial networks over its lifetime, from 1952 to 1961.
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 Masterpiece Theatre | Series | Hosts + Producers
Alistair Cooke, known to millions for his weekly BBC World Service "Letter to America" broadcasts and as the longtime host of public television's Masterpiece Theatre, has died at his home in New York City.
Cooke often equated his role with that of a headwaiter "in the sense that I'm there to explain for interested customers what's on the menu and how the dishes were composed."
Cooke is survived by his wife, the portrait painter Jane White, two children, and two stepchildren.
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 alistair cooke | MetaFilter
July 26, 2003 11:09 AM "Alistair cooke is the master of the past tense: a living archive of American and British history.
As mentioned in the post alistair cooke's america is thirteen hours of enlightening entertainment, well worth a viewing, certainly for the throngs already pontifcating about the behemoth that is modern day america.
Cooke's missive is one of the only programmes that has me reaching for the off switch.
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